Courtesy of Anthony Ausgang

Courtesy of Anthony Ausgang

Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School

IN THE ARMAND HAMMER FOUNDATION GALLERY

OPENING RECEPTION | SEPTEMBER 27TH | 7:00 PM
VIP $60 | GENERAL $30 

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 (6:00pm) to the exhibit and a copy of the exhibit book.   

FEATURING

Kevin Ancell - Kim Deitch - Art Chantry - Mark Ryden - Pete Millar - Suzanne Williams - Mister Cartoon - The Pizz - Gary Panter - Ed “Big Daddy” Roth - Nicola Verlato - Anthony Ausgang - Marc D’Estout - Patricia Piccinini - Robert Crumb - Ed Newton - Chet Zar - R.K. Sloane - Sandow Birk - Von Dutch - Spain Rodriguez - Ron English - Rick Griffin - Todd Schorr - Laurie Lipton - Niagara - Frank Kozik - Shepard Fairey - Victor Moscoso - Eric White - Jeremy Fish - Shag - Stanley Mouse - Sara Ray - Rick Rietveld - Jeff Wasserman - Mr. G - Kenny Scharf - Paul Frank - Keith Weesner - Makoto - Robert Williams - Estevan Oriol - Gilbert Shelton - Basil Wolverton - Chaz Bojorquez - Damian Fulton - S. Clay Wilson - Coop - Jean Jacques Bastarache - Von Franco

 
  Courtesy of Jeremy Fish

Courtesy of Jeremy Fish

  Courtesy of Jeremy Fish

Courtesy of Jeremy Fish

  Courtesy of Jeremy Fish

Courtesy of Jeremy Fish

 

EXHIBITION ABSTRACT

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.

  Courtesy of Robert Williams

Courtesy of Robert Williams

  Courtesy of Todd Schorr

Courtesy of Todd Schorr

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH 

 

Can't make the opening reception? Buy tickets here.

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