Artforum. Volume II, number 12. Summer 1964. The Los Angeles scene today. John. Irwin Coplans, Gerald, David. Nordland, John. Gebhard.

Artforum. Volume II, number 12. Summer 1964. The Los Angeles scene today

San Francisco: Artforum, 1964. Color cover of "The Birthday," by Edward Kienholz. Profusely illustrated (including 8 color plates). 91 + [4] pp. 26.9 x 26.6 cm. One of the rarest of all issues of Artforum, in part because of its fragile cover printed on text-weight paper and two even more fragile leaves of printed tissue inside the covers. Features include an extensive, illustrated review of the exhibition "Post painterly abstraction," "Architecture in Los Angeles," "Collecting in Los Angeles," "A museum portfolio" of Southland museums and galleries, "A portfolio of contemporary art in Los Angeles" broken into sections: "Assemblage," "Formal art," "The cool school," "Figurative," "Abstract Expressionism," "A succession of visitors," "Sculpture," and "A guide to the galleries." Among the more than 70 artists represented in the "Portfolio" are: John Bernhardt, George Herms, Dennis Hopper, Larry Bell, Lorser Feitelson, John McLaughlin, Helen Lundeberg, Frederick Hammersley, Karl Benjamin, Billy Al Bengston, Craig Kauffman, Ed Ruscha, Rico Lebrun, Morris Broderson, William (Theo) Brown, Joyce Treiman, John Altoon, Man Ray, Jean Tinguely, Nikki de St. Phalle, Larry Rivers, Kenneth Price, John Mason, and Judy Gerowitz. Light wear; a little shallow creasing of the cover. **Free domestic shipping with direct order. Item #68996.5

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