Jason Rubell, Mark Coetzee, Michael Darling, Michael Holte, Miami, 2008.
Hardcover, 218 pp., 165 color illustrations, 7 x 9.5 x 1 inches.
[Out of Print]
L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection
The inspiration for this book began at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art with Paul Schimmel's seminal 1992 exhibition Helter Skelter, which introduced to the world the wide-ranging, dissident influence of Los Angeles art. Upon seeing that show, Miami's Rubell family began to collect important L.A. artists of the 1980s and 90s. Recently, the Rubells added a new group of Los Angeles artists to their storied collection. This volume examines juxtapositions and interrelationships between the two generations, with work by Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Brian Calvin, Mark Grotjahn, Evan Holloway, Mike Kelley, Barbara Kruger, Paul McCarthy, Jason Meadows, Catherine Opie, Kaz Oshiro, Laura Owens, Raymond Pettibon, Charles Ray, Jason Rhoades, Jim Shaw, Yutaka Sone and Ricky Swallow, among others.. The artists range from those which have become synonymous with Los Angeles (David Hockney, Ed Ruscha and William Leavitt) to younger figures (Alex Israel, Ryan Trecartin/Lizzie Fitch and Martine Syms) that offer a fresh take on the city.The publication presents a selection of literature written in or about Los Angeles by Reyner Baynham, Christopher Ischerwood, Norman M. Klein and David Lynch.