This volume is published for the occasion of the Getty's citywide grant initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980 and accompanies the exhibition Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture 1950- 1970, held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles....
|Title||:||Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Pages|
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Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980 Reviews
A sprawling (get it?) mess, and I mean that in the best way. The subject is too broad to be captured in a single catalog (and, in fact, there were multiple shows and multiple catalogs under the rubric of Pacific Standard Time). This is the key text of the whole venture, which was meant to show the importance of Los Angeles art from 1945 to 1980. We therefore get a lot of aesthetic analysis, a lot of social history, a lot of personal history (one of my favorite bits was about a dentist who amassed an amazing collection by trading dental services for art), tons of photos, etc. Occasionally I found myself drowning in information, but generally it was a pleasure to read.
Great fun reading the massive summary of what was happening around me during my childhood and college life. My mom immersed me as she could in the swirl. And then I jumped on for college. The book also reminded me why we had to slam dance in the mosh pit and ultimately escape the frenzy. It inspires me to get the exhibition program running at the library. Now if I could only get the renovation going.... Thanks for the blast from the past.