The "cool school" of the Ferus Gallery, circa 196?
The documentary The Cool School
is airing tomorrow night on Public Broadcasting's Independent Lens
series. The film looks at the history of the Ferus Gallery, "which nurtured Los Angeles's first significant post-war artists between 1957 and 1966." Founded initially by Walter Hopps and Ed Kienholz, the small gallery launched and/or solidified the careers of the likes of Ed Ruscha
, Craig Kauffman, Robert Irwin, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella... and on, and on, and on. The documentary of this incredibly important institution was co-produced by our very own Oregon Public Broadcasting. (And one has to wonder: If OPB has such success getting funding, why can't Portland arts institutions do the same?)
View it locally on OPB at 11pm, June 17. You can learn more about the film here
, and view the OPB schedule here
(look for "Independent Lens").
This great new film, which has already been an enormous success is now available for viewing at iTunes! To watch- click the link below, and you’ll be brought straight to the iTunes store!
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