The Dream Colony: A Life In Art
“The Dream Colony” is a oral history/ autobiography by Walter Hopps, one of the founders of Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, and former director of the Pasadena Art Museum in Southern California and the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. Edited by New Yorker fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, the book is an oral history as biography, culled from over 100 hours of taped interviews with Hopps by artist and writer Anne Doran. Of particular note is the introduction by artist Ed Ruscha, which makes reference to the design of the exhibition poster for “New Painting of Common Objects”, the seminal 1962 exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum, celebrated as the first ever museum exhibition of Pop Art.
Hardbound, 314 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, Bloomsbury, 2017