Selz developed close friendships with some of his generation’s most influential artists—including Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Sam Francis, and Christo. He also promoted local talent, like Nathan Olivera.
A highly regarded 20th-century artist, Hammersley (1919–2009) had a wide-ranging artistic vision that included experiments in photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and early computer art.
The new show spans the abstract artist's 30 years of studio work in the United States, as well as one piece from his former homeland in Germany.
A collective of Bay Area video makers called TVTV ushered in the era of handheld cameras and on-the-spot interviews. Their 1970s work will soon be publicly available at BAMPFA.
Gordon Parks's mother told him, "A white boy can do it, you can do it. Don’t come home with any excuses." This true American renaissance man took her at her word.
The artist was raised in Berkeley. His father was John Galen Howard. So it's fitting the show is at the city's art museum.