Artbound

50th Flashback: The Works, 60s In 90s

Episode 504

To commemorate KCET's 50th anniversary, Artbound dives into the vaults to uncover groundbreaking arts programming that aired during the 1980s and 1990s.

In this episode, host Mary Woronov, a former "Warhol superstar," reflects on the cultural discourse of the Los Angeles arts scene of the 60s, and how it contributed to a renewed cultural arts movement in the 90s.

The episode also explores a survey of painter-photographer Ed Ruscha, the fashion photography of Bill Claxton, and the L.A. writings of Mike Davis and Reyner Banham. The show also showcases the music of thrash band Suicidal Tendencies, 60s surfer icons The Ventures, and the spoken word of Hittite Empire.

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