The Beat and the Buzz: Inside the L.A. Art World

The Beat and the Buzz: Inside the L.A. Art World

by Richard Hertz
     
 

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The Beat and the Buzz is the history of the Los Angeles art world since 1970, as told by thirty-three of its participants, in their own words. This art-world family album captures the intimate, lived experiences of artists, dealers, curators and critics whose personal history is becoming codified as art history. Whether you're in Los Angeles, or not, this book is also…  See more details below

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The Beat and the Buzz is the history of the Los Angeles art world since 1970, as told by thirty-three of its participants, in their own words. This art-world family album captures the intimate, lived experiences of artists, dealers, curators and critics whose personal history is becoming codified as art history. Whether you're in Los Angeles, or not, this book is also about the tensions of making it as an artist, or not. Clarifying but also complicating the many factors of success, the accounts here demonstrate that it's not only who you know but also when you know them, and how they're willing to support you at crucial junctures in your career. Finally, "The Beat and the Buzz" is also just gossip: The entertaining anecdotes of thirty-three interesting people with their own inside tales and humorous asides about one another and about the world they have lived and worked in. As artist John Baldessari proclaims, "It's a page turner".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013089235
Publisher:
Hol Art Books
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
354
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Hertz is a beachcomber, citrus farmer, educator, and writer. He taught for six years at the California Institute of Technology and for five at the California Institute of the Arts. For over twenty years, he served as director of the graduate programs at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he created the graduate programs in digital media, film, fine art, graphic design, and industrial design. He is the author of "Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia" and "The Beat and the Buzz: Inside the L.A. Art World", and is currently at work on a third book about L.A. artists and the development of their creative and personal lives.

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