From the Archive
On View at the Getty Center: Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics 1950-1980
In 1958, Irving Blum bought out Edward Kienholz’s share in the Ferus Gallery for $500. At his urging, the gallery then moved across La Cienega into a larger storefront, narrowed down its list of artists, and streamlined its operations. The artists who showed at Ferus were united in their uncompromising approach, the strident individualism of their art, and a strong common identity (developed through hours spent at Barney’s Beanery). Craig Kauffman was one of the central figures in the Ferus stable.