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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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Grady
Oct 29, 2011 Grady rated it it was amazing
'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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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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Dec 09, 2011 A rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art, museum-catalogue
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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Aug 08, 2016 Kenzie Townsend rated it really liked it
Great book about the culture of punk rock in 1974 - 1981. Narrated by past performers with rich storytelling ability. Neat and well written.
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