RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION
L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection
Introduction by Jason Rubell. Text by Mark Coetzee, Michael Darling, Michael Holte.
The inspiration for this book began at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art with Paul Schimmel's seminal 1992 exhibition Helter Skelter, which introduced to the world the wide-ranging, dissident influence of Los Angeles art. Upon seeing that show, Miami's Rubell family began to collect important L.A. artists of the 1980s and 90s. Recently, the Rubells added a new group of Los Angeles artists to their storied collection. This volume examines juxtapositions and interrelationships between the two generations, with work by Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Brian Calvin, Mark Grotjahn, Evan Holloway, Mike Kelley, Barbara Kruger, Paul McCarthy, Jason Meadows, Catherine Opie, Kaz Oshiro, Laura Owens, Raymond Pettibon, Charles Ray, Jason Rhoades, Jim Shaw, Yutaka Sone and Ricky Swallow, among others.