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Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s

Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter

ISBN 10: 0805088369 / 0-8050-8836-9
ISBN 13: 9780805088366
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hardcover
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The extraordinary story of the artists who propelled themselves to international fame in 1960s Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 1960: There was no modern art museum and there were few galleries, which is exactly what a number of daring young artists liked about it, among them Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and John Baldessari. Freedom from an established way of seeing, making, and marketing art fueled their creativity, which in turn inspired the city. Today Los Angeles has four museums dedicated to contemporary art, around one hundred galleries, and thousands of artists. Here, at last, is the book that tells the saga of how the scene came into being, why a prevailing Los Angeles permissiveness, 1960s-style, spawned countless innovations, including Andy Warhol's first exhibition, Marcel Duchamp's first retrospective, Frank Gehry's mind-bending architecture, Rudi Gernreich's topless bathing suit, Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, even the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Doors, and other purveyors of a California style. In the 1960s, Los Angeles was the epicenter of cool.


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Book Description: Henry Holt and Co., 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: " Rebels in Paradise recounts the story of how adventurous contemporary art developed in Los Angeles in the late 1950s, and how an 'art scene' took off in the city during the '60s. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is especially interested in the 'scene' parthow little-known artists joined together to form a cool cohort. . . . Throughout the book we get good stories, the kind that artists often tell one another over drinks, and that they or their friends shared with Drohojowska-Philp."Michael S. Roth, The Washington Post "This snappy, gossipy book is.more about artists than art. This is as it should be.The People-magazine-meets-modern-art tone might be tedious if it weren''t for Ms. Drohojowska-Philp''s way with capsule descriptions."Peter Plagens, The Wall Street Journal "More Vanity Fair than standard art history, it''s an affectionate, deliciously gossipy account of the decade when a convergence of renegade artists, entrepreneurs, curators, collectors and writers put Los Angeles on the art world''s map. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, a longtime observer of the scene and a biographer of artist Georgia O''Keeffe . has conducted numerous interviews and pored over oral histories, exhibition catalogs, books and magazines to compile a scrapbook-like story of the period''s leading personalities . Who knew that Eve Babitzthe 19-year-old nude who played chess with Duchamp at the Pasadena Art Museumwore a size 36 DDD bra? Or that Gehry participated in a rock band of makeshift instruments by ringing a bicycle bell and pumping a toilet plunger in a pail? . An entertaining, often insightful guide to the spirit of the scene."Suzanne Muchnic, L.A. Times "Brilliantly illuminated . Drohojowska-Philp skillfully interlinks the art movement with news events and cultural milestones in film, fashion, novels, theater, and music, from Frank Gehry's architecture to the Watts riots. Having interviewed many of the participants, she introduces David Hockney and others with in-depth profiles and colorful anecdotes. Recreating an electric era when the art world made an axis shift, Drohojowska-Philp successfully paints a Day-Glo image of those days when anything seemed possible." PW , Starred Review "Drohojowska-Philp has done massive research to compile this generous account of a movement and its moversnot just the artists (and their biographies) but many of the personalities and celebrities and hangers-on who enjoyed the decade-long whirlpool. Comprehensive, educative and entertaining for eye, mind, imagination and libido." Kirkus " Rebels in Paradise has a light, almost breezy tone, but Drohojowska-Philp delves into thornier social issues as easily as she conveys the excitement of, say, the nearly simultaneous openings of Andy Warhol's show at Ferus and Marcel Duchamp's retrospective at the Pasadena Art Museum.Los Angeles was an exciting place in the '60s, and her book makes you wish you had been there."Richard Kalina, Art in America "Drohojowska-Philp's extensively researched, highly readable text details the skeins of tribal relationships that bound the major artists who emerged in L.A. in the 1950's, '60's and '70's: Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, John McCracken, Bruce Nauman, Vija Celmins, John Baldessari, Ed Moses, and others, all photo-documented by the very much on-the-scene Dennis Hopper and many represented by the legendary Ferus Gallery." Interior Design "From the opening chapter. . . [ Rebels in Paradise ] defines that legendary space as the epicenter of SoCal cool. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, who has written about the scene for decades, works in all the key figures, from the artists John Baldessari, Ed Kieholz, and Ed Ruscha to the crucial dealer Irving Blum, a seemingly omnipresent Dennis Hopper, and countless supporting collectors. This action-packed tome is the perfect preparation for next fall's Pacific Standard Time festival of museum shows celebrating the Southland art scene in the. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0805088369

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Book Description: Henry Holt & Company July 2011, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. The extraordinary story of the artists who propelled themselves to international fame in 1960s Los Angeles Los Angeles, 1960: There was no modern art museum and there were few galleries, which is exactly what a number of daring young artists liked about it, among them Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and John Baldessari. Freedom from an established way of seeing, making, and marketing art fueled their creativity, which in turn inspired the city. Today Los Angeles has four museums dedicated to contemporary art, around one hundred galleries, and thousands of artists. Here, at last, is the book that tells the saga of how the scene came into being, why a prevailing Los Angeles permissiveness, 1960s-style, spawned countless innovations, including Andy Warhol's first exhibition, Marcel Duchamp's first retrospective, Frank Gehry's mind-bending architecture, Rudi Gernreich's topless bathing suit, Dennis Hopper's 'Easy Rider,' even the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Doors, and other purveyors of a California style. In the 1960s, Los Angeles was the epicenter of cool. Drohojowska-Philp tells the extraordinary story of the artists who propelled themselves to international fame in 1960's Los Angeles, including Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, and John Baldessari. Bookseller Inventory # 137217

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