California in Connecticut: The Joanne and William Rees Collection. NF SC 2007. Wiley, Brown, Colescott, Arneson, De Forest, et. al.

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Hyland, Douglas; Linhares, Phillip; and O'Shea, Myra. New Britain, Connecticut, New Britain Museum of American Art, 2007.
English Language, Fine, SC, 8vo, 8" x 8", 32 pp.

Stiff glossy staplebound pictorial wraps with white lettering to front panel, black lettering to back, featuring a detail of Joan Brown's 1973 painting At the Beach to the cover, very lightly bumped tips, otherwise clean, intact, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. 32 pp. replete with full-color images of artworks in the Joanne and William Rees collection including those by Irving Marcus, William T. Wiley, Lance Richbourg, Joan Brown, Robert H. Colescott, Judith Linhares, James Albertson, Charles Garabedian, Robert Arneson, Roy De Forest, Robert Brady, David Gilhooly, Eduardo Carillo, Peter Vandenberg, Clayton Bailey, and William Morehouse. Also includes a Foreword by Director Douglas Hyland, and essay by Oakland Museum's Chief Curator Philip Linhares, an interview with Joanne and Bill Rees by Curator of Education Maura O'Shea, and a Checklist. This publication was produced in conjunction with an exhibition of artworks by Northern California artists in the Rees Collection held at the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut, April 20 to July 3, 2007. The Rees Collection includes an impressive array of artists associated with the California Funk movement, characterized by an innovation born of the social turbulence and expressive freedom particular to the 1960s and 70s. From Linhares' essay: "Along with political protests and social experiments, there were also art happenings that represented an allied but very different form of expression...A significant result of this experimentation and social upheaval was a fluorescence in the arts - dance, theater, music, and the visual arts - that is having an impact to this day. [This show] provides a visual roadmap through the labyrinth that was the 1960s and 1970s in California." From the collection of art historian Whitney Chadwick and artist Robert Bechtle. Scarce in the trade.