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Advance of the Rear Guard: Ceeje Gallery: Out of the Mainstream in 1960s California

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Los Angeles art of the past is a treasure trove, awaiting full excavation. Scratch the surface of LA art in the 1960s, and what you’ll discover is much more than Ed Ruscha and Robert Irwin. A range of lesser-known artists reflected the social and cultural changes of that volatile decade. Hiding in plain sight have been offbeat and lyrical works by an ethnically diverse group of artists who exhibited with a 1960s gallery with an alternative take on the mainstream, the Ceeje Gallery. Ceeje opened as the dream project of a gay couple, Cecil Hedrick and Jerry Jerome, and focused on painters who shared an expressionist style of mythic figuration and oblique narrative. This book offers a celebration of the gallery’s inclusiveness and unique aesthetic, which included artists from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, all united in making challenging art oblivious of the commercial market.

Edited by Michael Duncan
Hardcover,180 pages

ISBN 9783777442631

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