Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
I always found his work horribly pretentious - one of those self-consciously arsty career types who tailored his shots to what the academics were fostering as "different".
Or perhaps he was just reacting to the times from the perspective of a young artist finding his voice? I would think that at the time of the series he would have been "one of those self-consciously arsty career types." If you're trying to make cutting edge Fine Art, well, you gotta hang it out there pretty far. (There is never a shortage of badly conceived and/or executed Art! I have my own pile...)

Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
Most of those SoCal "sensations" of the 60's and 70's have been long forgotten, and deserve to be.
Sure, many of the artists of that period are forgotten, but isn't that always true? Through time only a limited number of works continue to speak.