I have to give a shout out to a former teacher. She has a new book out about the LA art scene, and I can’t wait to read it.
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp’s Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960’s, chronicles how Los Angeles became a player in the world of art. Information and anecdotes about artists John Altoon, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, Ed Moses, Ken Price, Ed Ruscha, and more, give us an insight into the sparks of creativity that ignited the scene. Ferus Gallery was the incubator that produced these art stars.
This book blends Los Angeles history with art world stories. As an LA native and an artist, you can imagine my enthusiasm. I’m going to order my copy immediately.