Los Angeles, I'm Yours.

of Los Angeles

Art from the
1960's to 1990's.

Ed Ruscha,1977

There is a city by the sea
A gentle company
I don’t suppose you want to
And as it tells its sorry tale
In harrowing detail
Its hollowness will haunt you
Its streets and boulevards
Orphans and oligarchs it hears
A plaintive melody
Truncated symphony
An ocean’s garbled vomit on the shore,
Los Angeles, I’m yours..."

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llyn foulkes, 1963

Lately, I've been spending a lot of time researching artists
from the 1970's and 1980's in Los Angeles.

I'm interested in the history of the artist working in
Los Angeles
over the past 50 years.
Feel free
to send me any documentation you have to share!

I just stumbled upon this vook, via textfield...

Art from Los Angeles:
rom the 60s-90s

Gregory Williams, Art from Los Angeles: From the 60s-90s

Since the 1960s, Los Angeles has been a hub for groundbreaking art. This slim volume features work by Bas Jan Ader, Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Douglas Huebler, Larry Johnson, Mike Kelley, William Leavitt, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Raymond Pettibon, Stephen Prina, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha and Christopher Williams.

via textfield.....

David Hockney, was included in this
show in Paris a few years ago.

March 8- July 17, 2006

The Centre Pompidou

"The Centre Pompidou will be hosting a major exhibition on the artistic scene of Los Angeles from 1955 to 1985. There will be approximately 350 works on show by 85 artists. Los Angeles is the first exhibition on this scale that aims to demonstrate the importance and specific characteristics of an artistic context yet to be discovered. The Los Angeles artistic scene is unique in its multiform nature and in its continuous renewal of aesthetics and artists.

Art here is inspired
by the complexity of this “ville-monde” or megalopolis in which underground movements mix with popular Californian culture, with its community expression as with the world of its dream machines of Hollywood and Disneyland.

This exhibition retraces the history of the Los Angeles artistic scene through a large selection of paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, film and video, from its appearance around the middle of the 50s to the dawn of a new generation of artists in the middle of the 80s."

los angeles, im yours,
via here..