Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia (Google eBook)

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Hol Art Books, Sep 1, 2011
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Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia is the compelling story of artist Jack Goldstein and some of his classmates at CalArts, who in the early 1970s went to New York and led the transition from conceptualism to Pictures art, utilizing images from television and movies with which they had grown up. At the same time, they discovered an artworld increasingly consumed by the desire for fame, fortune and the perks of success. The book is anchored by Jack's narratives of the early days of CalArts and the last days of Chouinard; the New York art world of the 70s and 80s; the trials and tribulations of finding and maintaining success; his inter-personal relationships; and his disappearance from the art scene. Goldsteins's own recollections are complemented by the first person narratives of his friends, including John Baldessari, Troy Brauntuch, Rosetta Brooks, Jean Fisher, Robert Longo, Matt Mullican and James Welling. There are provocative portraits of many well known artworld personalities of the 80s, including Mary Boone, David Salle, and Helene Winer, all working in a time when "the competitive spirit was strong and often brutal, caring little about anything but oneself and making lots of money.": "a biting, controversial, contradictory, hilarious, and riveting read ...," Mariah Corrigan, caa.reviews:: "a first-rate contribution to the history of contemporary art," David Carrier, artUS
  

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A book that is much talked about but never seen. Almost an Urban Myth than book. Every art dealer from NY asks me about this book, and one can barely see its history of being printed. It is supposed to be the ultimate inside view of 80's Art. Read full review

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Contents

About this Book
3
Foreword Richard Hertz
6
Introduction by Rosetta Brooks
11
Chouinard and the Los Angeles Art Scene in the Late Sixties
25
Reflections by Hiro Kosaka
39
Reflections by Tom Wudl
48
Early Days at CalArts
65
Reflections by John Baldessari
73
Reflections by Matt Mullican
183
Reflections by Robert Longo
198
Rebecca Donelson Chicago
210
Reflections by Jean Fisher
221
The Nineties
227
Postscript by Meg Cranston
242
Share and Review
258
Interview with the Author
259

Reflections by Nancy Chunn
85
Helene Winer Artists Space and Metro Pictures
108
Reflections by James Welling
123
Artworks by Jack Goldstein
134
Reflections by Rosetta Brooks
145
Reflections by Troy Brauntuch
157
New York Dealers and Collectors
170
About the Author
272
The Beat and the Buzz
274
Index
275
Copyright
282
Hol Art Books
283
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Richard Hertz served for over two decades as Director of Graduate Programs at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he created the graduate programs in digital media, film, fine art, graphic design, and industrial design. Additionally, Hertz taught for six years at the California Institute of Technology and for five years was a faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts. In 2000, Hertz began his exploration of the lives of artists and dealers in the L.A. art wor

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