Los Angeles: 1980-2005.
Unbound. A collection of 1155 cards advertising various artist shows and gallery openings in the Los Angeles area from the early 1980s until the mid 2000s. All cards are near fine or better with some slight edgewear from mailing. The assemblage includes invitations to some of the most intriguing West Coast art shows of the last few decades including, “The Sissy Art of Eric White,” an exhibit of art by Owen Smith (renowned for the art from the Aimee Mann album *The Forgotten Arm*), and the Bettie Page pin up artist, Olivia. From the Eric White show Peter Frank, reviewing for *LA Weekly*, wrote that "His dream-state scenes, full of puzzled faces, double-images, anachronisms and attenuated unlikelihoods are painted with a vertiginous exactitude, its wooziness enhanced with bilious colors, weird superimpositions, and a tendency to render everything a little wobbly and elongated—El Greco goes suburban." Over the years Los Angeles has proved to be an important center for new artists. The work plays on an extraordinary variety of themes including most obviously, Hollywood, celebrity, and Disney culture as well as with the Chicano culture of the city's Spanish roots. The images show everything from sultry women to trash on the side of the highway. Every trend of the last few decades is displayed amongst the plethora of cards. A unique gathering of over 1100 exhibition cards for artists collected over the years documenting the increasingly changing tides of art in Los Angeles.