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Cécile Whiting: "Apocalypse in Paradise: Niki de Sainte Phalle in Los Angeles"

April 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  |  Porter College, Room D245


King_Kong,Niki_de_Saint_Phalle,1962Cécile Whiting is a Chancellor’s Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Whiting examines mid-twentieth century American art and has published three books on this subject Antifacism in American Art, A Taste For Pop: Pop Art, Gender, and Consumer Culture, and Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s. Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s, her most recent book, was awarded the 21st Charles C. Eldredge Prize by the Smithsonian American Art Museum for outstanding scholarship in the field of American Art. At present, she is researching the apocalyptic imaginary in 1950s and early 1960s art practice.

Image: King Kong, Niki de Sainte Phalle, 1962.

Presented by the Visual and Media Cultures Colloquia, with support from the Arts Division, Film & Digital Media, and History of Art & Visual Culture.