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John Altoon Book Signing with Author Tim Nye

We love learning about the rich history of LA’s art world beginnings, especially anything having to do with the Ferus Gallery! “A nexus of L.A. avant-gardism that included such influential figures as Ed Kienholz, Robert Irwin, Ed Moses, Larry Bell and Ed Ruscha.” Join me on Tuesday June 3rd to check out this great event put together by NYEHAUS!

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PLEASE JOIN US AT ARCANA: BOOKS ON THE ARTS
TO CELEBRATE THE PUBLICATION OF

THE ASTONISHING WORKS OF JOHN ALTOON
BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR TIM NYE

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 pm

8675 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

John Altoon was one of the most outspoken, charismatic, and complex figures in the Los Angeles art scene of the 1950s and ’60s. He energized the circle of artists associated with the Ferus Gallery, a nexus of L.A. avant-gardism that included such influential figures as Ed Kienholz, Robert Irwin, Ed Moses, Larry Bell and Ed Ruscha. A boisterous, hard-living man, he was plagued by bouts of depression and episodes of mania that sometimes turned destructive; this personal struggle is reflected in his work

Published to coincide with a major Altoon retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (June 8th –September 14th), The Astonishing Works of John Altoon surveys the colorful paintings and virtuosic drawings of this larger-than-life personality. His art is intimate, haunting and erotic, capturing a magical moment in California art between the Beat Generation and the sexual and psychedelic revolutions. This lavishly produced original collection also features a juxtaposition of Altoon’s lithographs with a selection of Robert Creeley’s poems that the long-time friends originally published as About Women in 1965, a facsimile of his Ed Kienholz-published memorial exhibition catalog, and posthumously addressed letters from friends. Tim Nye is director of Nyehaus – a New York gallery that focuses on the innovative Southern California Artists of the 1960 and ‘70s.

Come to Arcana on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 and hoist a glass in honor of the late, great John Altoon with Tim Nye and old friends and artists. If you cannot attend but would like to purchase a signed copy of The Astonishing Works of John Altoon please call (310) 458-1499.

In addition to the parking lot at the store, there is plentiful free parking in the two lots north of the Helms complex on Helms Avenue at Venice Boulevard (across from H.D. Buttercup).

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