In , after Helene quit her job at Pomona, we went together to New York; after a few years she became the Director of Artists Space. If you are looking for a book to animate the scholarship on the group later known as the Pictures artists of the s and s, Jack Goldstein. Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia is the compelling story of artist Jack Goldstein and some of his classmates at CalArts, who in the early s went to New.

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Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia by Richard Hertz

Suzan Mikiel rated it really liked it Caalrts 14, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thus in form and content the book both navigates and constitutes an ethical morass, yet this is part of what makes it extremely engaging and eye-opening, if not essential, reading.

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It tells a tale of how they struggled with their inner creativity and the outside pressures tthe the art world as it became increasingly institutionalized. Daniel Ingroff rated it liked it Jan 10, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Every art dealer from NY asks me about this book, and one can barely see its history of being printed.

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Published September 26th by Minneola Press first published The Art of Found Objects.

Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia

Almost an Urban Myth than book. It is supposed to be the ultimate inside view of 80’s Art.

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The book is anchored by Jack’s narratives of the early days of CalArts and the last days of Chouinard; the New York art world of the 70s and 80s; calagts trials and tribulations of finding and maintaining success; his inter-personal relationships; and his disappearance from the art scene.

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You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Best of Books by the Bed 1: At the same time, they discovered an artworld increasingly consumed by the desire for fame, fortune and the perks of success. Bedeviling any response to the book even further is the peculiar space Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia has unwittingly come to inhabit: Visit the CAA Website.

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