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Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981

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This comprehensive survey examines the fertile and diverse output of California artists during an extraordinary period of American history. The years between Richard Nixon's resignation and Ronald Reagan's election as president were difficult ones for America. Artists in particular were sensitive to enormous divisions in the country's moods and beliefs. Examining art-makin ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published September 29th 2011 by Prestel Publishing
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Starting in 2011 and going through the middle of 2012, Southern California cultural institutions have joined together thematically to celebrate the birth of the Los Angeles art scene from 1945-1980. Pacific Standard Time, the name of this unprecedented undertaking that is funded by The Getty, celebrates the multiplicity of artists and works created during this fertile period; the diversity covered by more than 60 cultural institutions includes such topics as ceramics, racial identity, feminism, ...more
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'Artistic Diversity Erupting from Social Upheaval': Art in Los Angeles 1974 - 1981

As curator MOCA Paul Schimmel states, UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN, a major part of the Art in Los Angeles Retrospective and contemporary series of exhibition throughout the Los Angles Basin museums, theaters, and galleries through the course of a year (collectively called (PACIFIC STANDARD TIME), is 'a story of artistic diversity erupting from social upheaval.' This enormous show (500 works by 139 artists) addresses th
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Paul Schimmel is a professional when it comes to exhibition catalogs. He knows the best writers on the subjects and it is all put together beautifully and with style.
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