CAC is pleased to announce the second selection of the Book Club, Rebels in Paradise.
"Rebels is Paradise is the extraordinary story of the artists who propelled themselves to international fame in 1960s Los Angeles. There was no modern art museum and there were few galleries, which is exactly what a number of daring young artists liked about it. Among them Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and John Baldessari. Freedom from an established way of seeing, making, and marketing art. Here, at last is the book that tells the saga of how the scene came into being, why a prevailing Los Angeles permissiveness, 1960s-style, spawned countless innovations, including Andy Warhol's first exhibition, Marcel Duchamp's first retrospective, Frank Gehry's mind-bending architecture, Rudi Gernreich's topless bathing suit, Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, even the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Doors, and other purveyors of a California Style. In the 1960s, Los Angeles was the epicenter of cool."
The book is available for purchase online.
Light refreshments will be provided.
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