Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
Lecture: Erika Doss -- "Genius, Visionary, Icon: The Culture of Celebrity in the Contemporary Art World"
Why do some artists become famous, while others labor in obscurity? In this presentation, art historian Erika Doss will trace the construction of art world celebrity from Jackson Pollock?s feature spread in Life magazine in 1949 through Andy Warhol?s Factory fame, to the present art world infatuation with Matthew Barney. Doss is professor of art history at the University of Colorado, where she specializes in American, modern and contemporary art, visual culture studies, and cultural history. Recent publications include: "Twentieth-Century American Art" (editor), "Looking at Life Magazine," "Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith, and Image," "Spirit Poles and Flying Pigs: Public Art and Cultural Democracy in American Communities," and "Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism." Sponsored by the Robert and Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust.
Location: W.E.S. Room, lower level of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
This event is open to the general public.