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Astonishing Works of John Altoon

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    Tim Nye(Author)

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John Altoon was a central figure in the Los Angeles art scene of the 1950s and 1960s. Haunting and erotic, Altoon's colourful paintings and intimate drawings capture a magical moment in postwar California, between the beat generation and the sexual and psychedelic revolution of the late sixties. This unique, oversized presentation includes reproduced sketchbooks, moving personal essays, photographs of Altoon in his Venice studio and over 50 works of art.

"A handsome thing, with thick cardboard covers featuring the bold graphic lettering that Altoon used for the covers of jazz albums for Chet Baker and others. It features notebook scribbles and sketches culled from the Altoon files at the Archives of American Art, photographs of the artist in the studio, texts from poet Robert Creeley, the late curator Walter Hopps, the late therapist Milton Wexler and dealer/writer/curator Klaus Kertess. The book provides an intimate presentation of a much-loved artist along with some pretty and some smutty pictures." --KCRW's Art Talk

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Book details

  • PDF | 232 pages
  • Tim Nye(Author)
  • Monacelli Press; 01 edition (19 Jun. 2014)
  • English
  • 3
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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