31 Jul The Cool School screening for Art Movie Night August 25th at 9pm
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH, 2011
THE COOL SCHOOL
CURATED BY DEWITT CHENG
THEME: MODERN ART
8:30pm Doors open
9:00pm The Cool School
THE COOL SCHOOL is an abject lesson in how to build an art scene from scratch and what to avoid in the process. The film focuses on the seminal Ferus Gallery, which groomed the LA art scene from a loose band of idealistic beatniks into a coterie of competitive, often brilliant artists, including Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Craig Kauffman, Wallace Berman, Ed Moses and Robert Irwin. The Ferus also served as launching point for New York imports, Andy Warhol (hosting his first Soup Can show), Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein, as well as leading to the first Pop Art show and Marcel Duchamp’s first retrospective. What was lost and gained is tied up in a complex web of egos, passions, money, and art. This is how LA came of age.
Irving Blum, Walter Hopps, Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry, Dennis Hopper, Ed Kienholz, Billy Al Bengston, John Baldessari, Dean Stockwell, Larry Bell, Ken Price.
NARRATOR: Jeff Bridges
86 Mins | 16:9 | Stereo | Color | Not Rated
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