Tags: Craig Kaufman, Faculty '68 exhibition, John Van Hamersveld, Richard Smith, Robert Irwin, Tony DeLap, UCI Art Gallery, UCi Studio Art, Vija Celmins
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John Van Hamersveld is one of the best known and most prolific poster artists of the last 50 years. He did the design of the iconic poster for Bruce Brown’s film Endless Summer; album covers for the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and the Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street; the official poster for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games; the poster for the reunion concert of Cream at Royal Albert Hall in 2005; and numerous other important posters. In 1968, he also did the poster for the Faculty ’68 exhibition in the UCI Art Gallery. The exhibition, featuring works of then UCI Studio Art faculty Vija Celmins, Tony DeLap, Robert Irwin, Craig Kaufman, and Richard Smith, ran from April 16- May 5, 1968.
AS-050. University of California, Irvine, Poster Collection. Special Collections and Archives, the U.C. Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.
Tags: Craig Kaufman, Ed Ruscha, Faculty '68, Jerry McMillan, Mason Williams, Richard Smith, Robert Irwin, Tony DeLap, Vija Celmins
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Los Angeles artist Jerry McMillan designed the catalog for the “Faculty ’68” exhibition at the UCI Art Gallery in the spring 1968. McMillan was a childhood friend of artist Ed Ruscha and musician and song writer Mason Williams, growing up in Oklahoma City. After high school, the three friends drove to Los Angeles, following the iconic route 66 west. McMillan and Ruscha were roomates in an apartment in Hollywood while they attended Chouinard Art Institute. McMillan worked in advertising design initially, then moved to photography and “photosculpture.” He was the first photographer to have a one-person exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum, in 1966. In 2004, he had solo exhibitions “Picturing Ed: Jerry McMillan’s photographs of Ed Ruscha, 1958-1972” in Santa Monica and Cologne, Germany.
Faculty, ’68; [Exhibition] April 16 through May 5, 1968. http://antpac.lib.uci.edu/record=b1231651~S7