In our weekly chat that airs tomorrow, art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about the new Ed Kienholz show at the LA Louver Gallery in Venice.  She calls it a “museum-quality” gallery show.

Kienholz was untrained as an artist but managed to make a name for himself with installations that offered commentary on modern life; he also started one of the most important galleries in Los Angeles, the Ferus, after he arrived here in the fifties from the Pacific Northwest.  Later on, he stirred up controversy with the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, who wanted to ban his show at LACMA in 1966.  Kienholz prevailed, and the show remained open.

As usual, I wanted to rush out of my talk with Hunter right to the art.  Soon, soon….

KCRW Radio App TuneIn Stitcher SoundCloud iTunes
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY