Explore the meaning of pop art when Andy Warhol brings his movie camera and a few New York friends to his exhibition at the legendary Ferus Gallery. Stars of all kinds cross paths in 1963 Los Angeles, from the infamous Dadaist Marcel Duchamp and young underground artist Wallace Berman, to the hip actor Dennis Hopper.
Ken D. Allan is Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art & Art History, Seattle University. He received his MA and PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago. His recent work on art in 1960s Los Angeles has been published in The Art Bulletin, Art Journal and the Getty Publications book, Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980. He has also written essays for exhibition catalogs such as American Aleph: Wallace Berman (Kohn Gallery, 2016), Pop Departures (Yale, 2014) and The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, 1960-1980 (Yale, 2014). He has presented his work at conferences in the UK, Canada and the US and was a member of the advisory committee for Getty Museum exhibition “Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970.”