Untitled (Peyote Vision)
On View at the Getty Center: Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics 1950-1980
Wallace Berman’s only exhibition at Ferus Gallery in 1957 was raided by the LAPD vice squad because of the small reproduction of this sexually graphic work by Cameron that was part of Berman’s assemblage, Temple. As a result, Berman was arrested on obscenity charges, tried and found guilty. Shortly afterward he left Los Angeles—which he called “this city of degenerate angels”—and did not return until the early 1960s.