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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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Dancers’ Workshop Happening, 1963

Anna Halprin, A.A. Leath, Daria Halprin, John Graham, and Patric Hickey, 1963. “The event I was in was truly a ‘happening’ because it did just that – it happened – that’s all – happened. Early in the week, the secretary … Continue reading

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Back-to-the-land movement

Maine “A back-to-the-land movement is any of various agrarian movements across different historical periods. The common thread is a call for people to take up smallholding and to grow food from the land with an emphasis on a greater degree … Continue reading

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NASA Enlists Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell & 350 Other Artists to Visually Document America’s Space Program

Moonwalk – Andy Warhol (1987) “It’s hard to imagine that the space-crazed general public needed any help getting worked up about astronauts and NASA in the early 60s. Perhaps the wild popularity of space-related imagery is in part what motivated NASA … Continue reading

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