Published by Cameron-Parsons Foundation/the museum of contemporary art, los angeles. Text by Yael Lipschutz, Philippe Vergne.
A key underground figure of Los Angeles' midcentury counterculture, Cameron (1922–95) created a body of visionary painting and drawing that won her equal esteem among the Californian assemblage artists and the occult world of that time. Her powerful personality led to a number of roles in key underground movies such as Kenneth Anger's Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and her features adorn the cover of the first issue of Wallace Berman's Semina. Today, her delicate melding of Surrealism and mysticism has been rediscovered by a younger generation of artists. This volume, published for an exhibition at MOCA LA, includes pieces formerly thought lost, ranging from early paintings to drawings, sketchbooks and poetry, as well as ephemera, collaborations and correspondence with individuals such as her husband, Jack Parsons (the rocket pioneer, cofounder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and acolyte of Aleister Crowley), and mythologist Joseph Campbell.
PUBLISHER Cameron-Parsons Foundation/the museum of contemporary art, los angeles
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.25 x 11.75 in. / 88 pgs / 75 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/27/2015 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 136
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780692289525TRADE List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00