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The Resource The dream colony : a life in art, Walter Hopps ; edited by Deborah Treisman, from interviews with Anne Doran ; introduction by Ed Ruscha

The dream colony : a life in art, Walter Hopps ; edited by Deborah Treisman, from interviews with Anne Doran ; introduction by Ed Ruscha

Label
The dream colony : a life in art
Title
The dream colony
Title remainder
a life in art
Statement of responsibility
Walter Hopps ; edited by Deborah Treisman, from interviews with Anne Doran ; introduction by Ed Ruscha
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"An innovative, iconoclastic curator of contemporary art, Walter Hopps founded his first gallery in L.A. at the age of twenty-one. At twenty-four, he opened the Ferus Gallery with then-unknown artist Edward Kienholz, where he turned the spotlight on a new generation of West Coast artists. Ferus was also the first gallery ever to show Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans and was shut down by the L.A. vice squad for a show of Wallace Berman's edgy art. At the Pasadena Art Museum in the sixties, Hopps mounted the first museum retrospectives of Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell and the first museum exhibition of Pop Art--before it was even known as Pop Art. In 1967, when Hopps became the director of Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art at age thirty-four, the New York Times hailed him as "the most gifted museum man on the West Coast (and, in the field of contemporary art, possibly in the nation)." He was also arguably the most unpredictable, an eccentric genius who was chronically late. (His staff at the Corcoran had a button made that said WALTER HOPPS WILL BE HERE IN TWENTY MINUTES.) Erratic in his work habits, he was never erratic in his commitment to art. Hopps died in 2005, after decades at the Menil Collection of art in Houston for which he was the founding director. A few years before that, he began work on this book, a vivid, personal, surprising, irreverent, and enlightening account of his life and of some of the greatest artistic minds of the twentieth century"--
Summary
A colorful, personal and eye-opening account of the life of Walter Hopps, the innovative, iconoclastic curator of contemporary art, doubles as a panoramic look at art in America in the second half of the 20th century through the eyes of one of the greatest artistic minds of the time
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Biography type
autobiography
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10565330
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hopps, Walter
Dewey number
  • 708.0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N406.H67
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1970-
  • 1957-
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  • Treisman, Deborah
  • Doran, Anne
  • Ruscha, Edward
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True
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  • Hopps, Walter
  • Hopps, Walter
  • Ruscha, Edward
  • Hopps, Walter
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Art museum curators
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • ART
  • ART
  • Art museum curators
  • United States
  • Kunsthistoriker
  • Museumsdirektor
Target audience
adult
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a life in art
Label
The dream colony : a life in art, Walter Hopps ; edited by Deborah Treisman, from interviews with Anne Doran ; introduction by Ed Ruscha
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Childhood -- First encounters with music and art -- Early days of curating: jazz and Syndell Studio -- The Ferus Gallery -- Wallace Berman -- The creation of Ferus II -- Barnett Newman -- Ferus II and John Altoon -- Edwin Janss -- Frank Stella and Andy Warhol -- Edward Kienholz -- The Pasadena Art Museum -- Marcel Duchamp -- The Pasadena Art Museum II -- The 1965 São Paulo Bienal -- Frank Lobdell and Joseph Cornell -- Leaving Pasadena, and the Institute of Policy Studies -- The Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Three photographers -- The 1972 Venice Biennale -- The National Collection of Fine Arts -- Robert Rauschenberg -- The Menil Collection
Control code
ocn957022258
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632865298
Lccn
2016055073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027288289
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)957022258
Label
The dream colony : a life in art, Walter Hopps ; edited by Deborah Treisman, from interviews with Anne Doran ; introduction by Ed Ruscha
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Childhood -- First encounters with music and art -- Early days of curating: jazz and Syndell Studio -- The Ferus Gallery -- Wallace Berman -- The creation of Ferus II -- Barnett Newman -- Ferus II and John Altoon -- Edwin Janss -- Frank Stella and Andy Warhol -- Edward Kienholz -- The Pasadena Art Museum -- Marcel Duchamp -- The Pasadena Art Museum II -- The 1965 São Paulo Bienal -- Frank Lobdell and Joseph Cornell -- Leaving Pasadena, and the Institute of Policy Studies -- The Corcoran Gallery of Art -- Three photographers -- The 1972 Venice Biennale -- The National Collection of Fine Arts -- Robert Rauschenberg -- The Menil Collection
Control code
ocn957022258
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632865298
Lccn
2016055073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027288289
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)957022258

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