LA Hot and Cool
1987, MIT List Visual Arts Center
An illustrated 72-page catalogue of the first east-coast exhibition to bring together some of the most provocative and promising young Los Angeles artists of the 1980s. The exhibition traced the interaction of two distinct traditions (hot and cool) in LA art: on the one hand the political and passionate work of Chris Burden and Ed Kienholz, on the other hand the more conceptual and ironic work developed by John Baldessari, Bruce Nauman, and Ed Ruscha. Includes introduction and artist entries by Dana Friis-Hansen; a conversation between Christopher Knight and Howard Singerman.