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25/04/2012 10:27 pm  

An interesting article by Scott Hobbs in today's Huffington Post:

Cameron rarely exhibited her art during her lifetime, but wanted it be seen after her death. At long last, three of her most important works are on display at the Pasadena California Art Museum, as part of curator Michael Duncan's L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism, part of the Getty's ongoing PST: Pacific Standard Time. It's the pinnacle of a unique, otherworldly and deeply occult character whose life and works merit broader appeal and greater attention.

The three pieces on view are the eerie "Buried Doll," which came from the collection of her friend, the late filmmaker Curtis Harrington, whose 1955 short film Wormwood Star is the only record of her work on the Babalon series, which she later burned in what she described as "a fit of madness." Her infamous drawing "Peyote Vision" was included in the first edition of Wallace Berman's Semina and gained notoriety when the LAPD vice squad cited it as "lewd" and shut down Berman's 1957 exhibition at the Ferus Gallery. Cameron depicted her husband Jack Parsons post mortem as the "Dark Angel," on display for the first time here since Traces du Sacré, the Pomidou Center's 2008 exhibition of 300 years of spirituality in art.

-- Scott Hobbs, 'Scarlet Woman', Huffington Post

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Michael Staley
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26/04/2012 1:19 am  

All three are truly excellent pictures. The link in the post above is to an interesting and informative article by Scott Hobbs.


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26/04/2012 4:09 am  

I can`t see any pictures in the article (on a macbook). Anyone else having a similar problem?


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26/04/2012 9:37 am  
"newneubergOuch2" wrote:
I can`t see any pictures in the article (on a macbook). Anyone else having a similar problem?

There are no reproductions of the pictures in the article. I assume Michael is referring to other sources.

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26/04/2012 11:27 am  
"newneubergOuch2" wrote:
I can`t see any pictures in the article (on a macbook). Anyone else having a similar problem?

I've come across all three of these pictures at sometime or other over the years, and that's what I was referring to.


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26/04/2012 10:56 pm  

the author of the article says there is a lack of info in print regarding Cameron so I'd like to mention the excellent and well researched bio by Spencer Kansa.


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26/04/2012 11:21 pm  

This blog article may compliment the original post.

http://blogs.artinfo.com/lacmonfire/tag/pasadena-museum-of-california-art/


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27/04/2012 1:12 am  

Ooh, sorry - I should have read the first post more carefully. I just jumped to the article linked. My fault.


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