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Author Meyer, James Sampson, 1962- author.

Title Los Angeles to New York : Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971 / James Meyer, with Paige Rozanski and Virginia Dwan.

Publication Info. Washington : National Gallery of Art ; Chicago ; London : In association with The University of Chicago Press, [2016]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Dwan,V MEY    Available
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Description 408 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Note "The exhibition Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971 is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington"--Title page verso.
"Exhibition dates: National Gallery of Art, September 30, 2016-January 29, 2017; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 19-September 10, 2017"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-396) and index.
Contents Forewords, Washington and Los Angeles -- Note to the Reader -- Lenders to the Exhibition -- The Art Gallery in an Era of Mobility / James Meyer -- Plates -- Writings / Virginia Dwan -- Virginia Dwan Chronology / Paige Rozanski -- Exhibition History: Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles and New York / Paige Rozanski -- Checklist of Works in the Exhibition -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography.
Summary Virginia Dwan, founder of leading avant-garde galleries in Los Angeles and New York between 1959 and 1971, was a major force in an art world made increasingly mobile by commercial jets and the interstate highway system. New York artists Franz Kline, Philip Guston, Ad Reinhardt, Robert Rauschenberg, and Claes Oldenburg, along with the Los Angeles-based Edward Kienholz, were among those who had shows in Dwan's Westwood gallery. A keen follower of the Parisian art scene, Dwan also gave Yves Klein and Martial Raysse their American debuts. Her 1962 group show My Country 'Tis of Thee is among the earliest exhibitions of pop art. Dwan supported artists who challenged the limits of art's status as both object and commodity and who eventually developed an art sited outside the gallery in remote locations in the American West. If the Los Angeles gallery featured abstract expressionism, neo-Dada, and pop, the New York branch broke ground with brilliant presentations of minimalism (10, 1966), conceptual art (Language II-IV, 1968 - 1970), and land art featuring the work of Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, and others (Earthworks, 1968). Dwan sponsored iconic earthworks such as Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, Michael Heizer's Double Negative, Walter De Maria's 35-Pole Lightning Field, and Charles Ross's Star Axis.
Subject Dwan, Virginia.
Dwan, Virginia -- Exhibitions.
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History.
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Women art dealers.
Women art patrons.
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles.
Added Author Rozanski, Paige, writer of added commentary.
Dwan, Virginia, writer of added commentary.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.). Publishing Office, publisher.
University of Chicago. Press, publisher.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.), issuing body, host institution.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, host institution.
Added Title Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971
ISBN 9780226425108 hardcover
022642510X hardcover
Sudoc No. SI 8.2:D 96

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