Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School
OPENING RECEPTION | SEPTEMBER 27TH - 6:00 PM
IN THE ARMAND HAMMER FOUNDATION GALLERY
Be the first to experience how the culture of car customization influenced contemporary art at the opening of Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School. The Petersen Automotive Museum will host a private opening reception featuring opening remarks, music and food by Drago. The VIP ticket includes early access to the exhibit and a copy of the exhibit book.
Kevin Ancell - Shag - Anthony Ausgang - Sandow Birk - Chaz Bojorquez - Mister Cartoon - Art Chantry - Coop - Robert Crumb - Marc D'Estout - Kim Deitch - Von Dutch - Ron English - Shepard Fairey - Jeremy Fish - Damian Fulton - Rick Griffin - Makoto Kobayashi - Frank Kozik - Laurie Lipton - Pete Millar - Victor Moscoso - Stanley Mouse - Ed Newton - Estevan Oriol - Patricia Piccinini - Gary Panter - The Pizz - Sara Ray - Rick Rietveld - Spain Rodriguez - Ed "Big Daddy" Roth - Mark Ryden - Kenny Scharf - Todd Schorr - Gilbert Shelton - R.K. Sloane - Nicola Verlato - Keith Weesner - Eric White - Robert Williams - Suzanne Williams - S. Clay Wilson - Basil Wolverton - Chet Zar
Prior to the introduction of Juxtapoz Magazine, artists working within a variety of genres outside of the mainstream tastes of the fine art world were often marginalized by reigning cultural institutions, if not completely ignored. Identifying as “lowbrow,” artists in this loosely-defined group used figural representation and fine technical skill during the reigning period of gestural and abstract art. Their work often addressed popular themes considered unacceptable in fine art circles, such as hotrods, comic books, psychedelic posters, surfing, skateboarding, and B-movie monsters. It was not until the seminal exhibit Kustom Kulture: Von Dutch, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Robert Williams & Others, held at the Laguna Art Museum in 1993, that the relative interests of artists and collectors were presented as group, which provided a catalyst for the emergence of Juxtapoz, published through the collaborative efforts of Robert Williams, Suzanne Williams, Craig Stecyk and Greg Escalante.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH
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