May 1967. Two floors of the Los Angeles County Museum Special Exhibitions Gallery, plus three outdoor plazas, were chock full of sculptures. In all, 166 pieces by 80 artists have been assembled by Modern Art Curator Maurice Tuchman for a mammoth exhibition: “American Sculpture of the Sixties.” Whatever space was left over was taken up by Angelenos. On the first three days, more than 10,000 adults (not counting their children) milled up the steps from Wilshire Boulevard.
At first Tuchman envisioned a show with seven or eight sculptors. This number grew until he realised that nothing short of a major show would be reasonable in terms of giving an accurate representation of American sculpture of the sixties and in meeting the needs of the Los Angeles and California community, both audience and artist.
Some of the artists represented were Jeremy Anderson, Fletcher Benton, Chryssa, Tom Doyle,Robert A. Howard, Gary Kuehn, Lyman Kipp, John McCracken, John Mason, Charles Mattox, Robert Murray, Forrest Myers, Kenneth Price, Robert Stevenson, Vasa, Wilfrid Zogbaum, and many more.
The book American Sculpture of the Sixties is a nice compilation of the most important works in living colors.
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