Los Angeles to New York : Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971 / James Meyer, with Paige Rozanski and Virginia Dwan.

Other records:
Meyer, James Sampson, 1962- author.
Other Title:
Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971
Washington : National Gallery of Art ; Chicago ; London : In association with The University of Chicago Press, [2016]
Government document
408 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Dwan, Virginia.
Dwan, Virginia -- Exhibitions.
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History.
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Dwan, Virginia.
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Women art dealers.
Women art patrons.
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles.
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York.
Art galleries, Commercial.
Art, Modern.
Women art dealers.
Women art patrons.
California -- Los Angeles.
New York (State) -- New York
Exhibition catalogs.
Virginia Dwan, founder of leading avant-garde galleries in Los Angeles and New York between 1959 and 1971, was a major force in an art world made increasingly mobile by commercial jets and the interstate highway system. New York artists Franz Kline, Philip Guston, Ad Reinhardt, Robert Rauschenberg, and Claes Oldenburg, along with the Los Angeles-based Edward Kienholz, were among those who had shows in Dwan's Westwood gallery. A keen follower of the Parisian art scene, Dwan also gave Yves Klein and Martial Raysse their American debuts. Her 1962 group show My Country 'Tis of Thee is among the earliest exhibitions of pop art. Dwan supported artists who challenged the limits of art's status as both object and commodity and who eventually developed an art sited outside the gallery in remote locations in the American West. If the Los Angeles gallery featured abstract expressionism, neo-Dada, and pop, the New York branch broke ground with brilliant presentations of minimalism (10, 1966), conceptual art (Language II-IV, 1968 - 1970), and land art featuring the work of Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, and others (Earthworks, 1968). Dwan sponsored iconic earthworks such as Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, Michael Heizer's Double Negative, Walter De Maria's 35-Pole Lightning Field, and Charles Ross's Star Axis. This is the storied history of the Dwan Gallery told by an astute scholar of modern art, the gallerist herself, and a meticulous researcher.
Forewords, Washington and Los Angeles
Note to the Reader
Lenders to the Exhibition
The Art Gallery in an Era of Mobility / James Meyer
Writings / Virginia Dwan
Virginia Dwan Chronology / Paige Rozanski
Exhibition History: Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles and New York / Paige Rozanski
Checklist of Works in the Exhibition
Selected Bibliography.
"The exhibition Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971 is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington"--Title page verso.
"Exhibition dates: National Gallery of Art, September 30, 2016-January 29, 2017; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 19-September 10, 2017"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-396) and index.
Rozanski, Paige, writer of added commentary.
Dwan, Virginia, writer of added commentary.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.). Publishing Office, publisher.
University of Chicago. Press, publisher.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.), issuing body, host institution.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, host institution.
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