Date of Award

Fall 1-5-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Art

First Advisor

Howard Singerman

Second Advisor

Joachim Pissarro

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Abstract

This paper reexamines Jack Goldstein as one of the key but under recognized figures of what came to be known as the postmodern period in American art. Often described as bridging the gap between conceptualism and pop art, his work explores visual strategies of representation through the lens of art and mass media and how they inform our understanding of the world around us. Goldstein's interest in representation is outlined by the cultural practices and aesthetic priorities of Los Angeles (where he began making art) of the late 1960s and 1970s and by extension, Hollywood.

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