Mysterious Objects: Portraits of Joan Quinn

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The Mysterious Ways of Joan Quinn.. by The Phantom Street Artist On Saturday, Sept 10th, 2011 Joan Quinn's great historical collection titled, “Mysterious Objects: Portraits of Joan Quinn” premiered to great critical acclaim at the Santa Ana College Main Gallery. Mysterious Objects gives aficionados, students of culture and historians an unique opportunity to encounter the work of over 80 renowned contemporary artists who express diverse interpretations of Quinn. The selected portraits examine each artist's perspective about a woman who has been a major cultural influence, a collector and a progressive California taste-maker. Painter Mel Ramos calls Quinn "a living work of art"; David Hockney admires her zeal as a photographer; and abstract artist Charles Arnoldi notes “She has documented cultural changes in Los Angeles and around the world for the last 50 years…Joan always has her finger on the pulse of artistic momentum.” She is a hidden asset to culture, its artist and its region. I have found through this survery, a rare glimpse behind the social scenes which allows the viewer an opportunity to look at the art world of its time and its collection. Select Artists include, Charles Arnoldi, Don Bachardy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Tony Berlant, Kristin Calabrese, Laddie John Dill, Antony Donaldson, Marie Lalanne Elfman, Ian Falconer, Claire Falkenstein, Duggie Fields,Elsa Flores, Joe Goode, James Hayward, George Herms, David Hockney, George Hurrell, Jean Kazandjian, Antonio Lopez, Magu,Ed Moses, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Mel Ramos, Zandra Rhodes, Matthew Rolston, Ed Ruscha, Samvel Saghatelian, Salome, Simone Gad, Alexis Smith, Alice Springs, Beatrice Wood, Sophia Gasparian, Tadanori Yokoo. Lloyd Ziff and Joey Krebs the Phantom Street Artist. Quinn’s great narrative of supporting both the artists and arts for several decades will be celebrated by History personified. Her colorful histoire...
Comment by: The Phantom Street Artist on Tuesday 10/11/11 at 6:46 AM
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