The Beat and the Buzz: Inside the L.A. Art World
The Beat and the Buzz is one-third a history of the Los Angeles art world since 1970, one-third about the psycho-dynamics of how people make it, or don't, and one-third art world gossip and stories. The book demonstrates how "who you know" is one of the prime requisites for success. More specifically, the book demonstrates the importance of the people you know who will sup...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published March 2nd 2009 by Minneola Press
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Via personal anecdotes with key players, this book tells the story of the LA Art World in the late 90's through the boom. Some stories overlap, and are told from various points of view, which was the most interesting part of the book. I lived through a good chunk of the events in the book, and know many of the people in it myself (I showed with Kim Light in mid 2000's) It's an interesting read, especially the chapters detailing the rise of Blum & Poe. Also interesting is the women who forged...more