Category Archives: Happenings

Pop art

Oh, Jeff…I Love You, Too…But… – Roy Lichtenstein (1964) “Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the United Kingdom and the United States during the mid- to late-1950s. The movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art … Continue reading

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Robert Stone on the 1960s and A New Disruption in Culture By Robert Stone

Seaman’s papers, 1960 “The word that I associate with the 60s is Disruption. There was, for example, technical disruption, just as there had been around the invention of the printing press. The computer, which had started the decade sitting in … Continue reading

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The Situationist Times, 1962–67

“Jacqueline de Jong was born in 1939, in the Dutch town of Hengelo, to liberal, contemporary art-collecting Jewish industrialists. In 1942, she and her mother fled to her mother’s native Switzerland, where they stayed out the war in Zurich; one … Continue reading

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Artist Ed Ruscha Reads From Jack Kerouac’s On the Road in a Short Film Celebrating His 1966 Photos of the Sunset Strip

“In 1956, the Pop artist Ed Ruscha left Oklahoma City for Los Angeles. ‘I could see I was just born for the job’ of an artist, he would later say, ‘born to watch paint dry.’ The comment encapsulates Ruscha’s ironic … Continue reading

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Merce Cunningham’s Dance Out of Time

John Cage, left, and Merce Cunningham, in 1970. “That dance is evanescent might be its most significant aspect, just as it’s said that death gives meaning to life. But culture depends on preservation. This tension seems impossible to reconcile. We … Continue reading

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What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been (February 26, 1976)

“The San Francisco scene started at the Red Dog Saloon, as much as you can say it started at any one place. Most of the elements were there: rock & roll, a sort of light show, the first psychedelic dance … Continue reading

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Nomad (1959-1962)

“Nomad was an avant garde literary magazine that Anthony Linick and Donald Factor (the son of Max Factor, Jr.,) edited and published in Los Angeles between 1959 and 1962. The first issue came out in the winter of 1959. Linick … Continue reading

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