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  • Bohn-Spector Lectures on Artists Berman and Heinecken

    January 13, 2011

    Claudia Bohn-Spector, an independent writer and curator in Los Angeles, CA,  presents “Speaking in Tongues: The Art of Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, in Wyckoff Auditorium. Berman and Heinecken used photography as a language in the 1960s and ‘70s to respond to their distinctive Southern California milieu.

    “Berman and Heinecken are rarely discussed together, but they responded to each others’ work in crucial moments in their careers,” said Art History Professor Kenneth Allan. “Their manipulation of media imagery was provocative and highly influential, but these West Coast artists are only now being understood as essential to the development of Pop art.”
    Allan, who specializes in postwar American art with a focus on the 1960s Los Angeles art scene, joined the Fine Arts Department in 2006. The College of Arts and Sciences offers 33 undergraduate degrees, including degrees in art, music, and theater, and an M.F.A. in Arts Leadership.


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