Hunter Drohojowska-Philp was interviewed on NPR about Los Angeles’s role as a rival to New York in the 1960s. (Click on the audio player above to listen to the segment.)
The book was previously reviewed by Holland Cotter in the New York Times Book Review:
By the mid-1960s, art in Los Angeles was big time. More galleries had sprung up; a collecting base had coalesced. The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science and Art had been transformed into two institutions, one of them an art-only museum. In Pasadena, Hopps was cooking up more curatorial coups, must-see events: Kurt Schwitters and Joseph Cornell surveys, and Marcel Duchamp’s first retrospective. Traffic back and forth between East Coast and West Coast, and Europe, grew heavy. Drohojowska-Philp, an art critic based in Los Angeles and a biographer of Georgia O’Keeffe, handles an increasingly crowded and complicated story deftly in a series of short chapters that center on specific players: individual artists, new dealers like Virginia Dwan and propulsive personalities like the actor-collector-painter Dennis Hopper.
When Art Happened to LA (New York Times)