Collaging from the Margins

"We are living in the mechanical age. Painted canvas and standing plaster figures no longer have any reason to exist. What is needed is a change in both essence and form. What is needed is the supercession of painting, sculpture, poetry, and music. It is necessary to have an art that is in greater harmony with the needs of the new spirit."
- Lucio Fontana



Reminder! Exam 2 will be posted on Blackboard on Sunday, and due on Wednesday, November 8
Lucio Fontana, Conceito Espacial, 1968.











Betty Friedan is credited with igniting the Second Wave of Feminism in 1963 with her bestselling book, The Feminine Mystique. In it, she articulated the loss of identity experienced by many women who were traditionally only valued in their roles as nurtures of home and children. Friedan called for women to throw out their pots and pans in favor of fulfilling careers in the public realm in order to create their own identities and sense of worth - and many women met the challenge.
The Feminine Mystique 50 Years Later











Marisol, Ruth, 1962.











Vacuuming Pop Art

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain: A Woman with Vacuum (Vacuuming Pop Art), 1966 - 1972.











Lee Bontecou, Untitled, 1961.











Lee Bontecou, Untitled, 1966.











Diane Arbus, Child with Toy Hand Grenade, 1962.
Diane Arbus, Puerto Rican Woman with a Beauty Mark, 1965.











First retrospective of Kienholz's work at LACMA in 1966


Back Seat Dodge

Ed Kienholz, Back Seat Dodge '38, 1964.






















Ed Kienholz, Five Car Stud, 1969 - 1972.