Los Angeles Times
Date: 2011-10-30
Author: Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times

Article Mentions
Author, Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
Mentioned, Ed Ruscha
Mentioned, James Turrell
Mentioned, John Chamberlain
Mentioned, Craig Kauffman
Mentioned, Judy Cohen
Mentioned, Bob Irwin
Mentioned, Judy Chicago
Mentioned, Donald Woodman
Mentioned, Larry Bell
Mentioned, The Jewish Museum
Mentioned, Circa
In the great game of word-image association that is art history, when people say Judy Chicago, they picture "The Dinner Party." An installation with dozens of hand-painted table settings dedicated to important women throughout history, the 1970s work elicited impassioned debate, fast becoming a national symbol for feminist art in all of its disruptive power. But before she painted a single vulval-looking plate and even before she co-founded the groundbreaking Woman's Building in Los Angeles in 1973, Chicago had begun a serious career in L.A., making works that are prime examples of Finish Fetish, Light and Space and earthworks. And she often outdid her male colleagues with her level of training and commitment: She went to auto-body school t...(read more)
... In the great game of word-image association that is art history, when people say Judy Chicago, they picture "The Dinner Party." An installation with dozens of hand-painted table settings dedicated to important women throughout history, the 1970s work ...
... was Eddie Russia, and we all listed our phones under our other names. So when I decided I wasn't going to put up with this any more, I wasn't going to try to make art like a man anymore, I wasn't going to be in drag anymore, the hell with it, I was g ...
... has been doing with Roden Crater moving things around with big equipment, Judy is working with the landscape. She's modifying the land instead of obliterating it. Can you talk about how you got involved with fireworks in the first place? JC: I can ...


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