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MY AVANT-GARDE EDUCATION: A MEMOIR. Bernard Cooper. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 2015. 252 pp. with 44 ills. 22 x 15 cm. LC 2014-32976 ISBN 9780393240719 In English.
Publisher's description: Growing up in the suburbs--confused about his sexuality, his consumer-oriented world, and the death of his older brother--Bernard Cooper fell in love with Pop art and set off for the California Institute of the Arts, the epicenter of the burgeoning field of conceptual art. The most famous, and infamous, artists of the time drifted through the place, including Allan Kaprow and John Baldessari, not to mention the guest speaker who lived in the gallery for a month, and the student who phoned the Identi-Kit division of the LA Police Department and had them make a composite drawing of the Mona Lisa. My Avant-Garde Education evokes the wonders and absurdities of a certain era in art history, always aware that awakening to art is, for a young person, inseparable from awakening to the ever-shifting nature of the self.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Several Media — Pop
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 163146
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