ART IS WORK AND HERE THERE ARE PICTURES TOO AND VEGETARIAN FLOWERS
Harold Pairs, "Sweet Land of Funk,"
Art in America, March 1967
"In Los Angeles art is consumed voraciously-- a bargain-table commodity. In San Francisco and the Bay Area artists live among a citizenry whose chief artistic concerns are opera and topless. The serious artists, galleries, and museums flounder in the "Bay" of lethargy and social inertia. The artist here is aware that no one really sees his work, and no one really supports his work. So, in effect he says "Funk." But also he is free. There is less pressure to "make it." The casual, irreverent, insincere California atmoshpere, with its absurd elements-- weather, clothes, "skinny dipping," hobby craft, sun-drenched mentality, Doggie Diner, perfumed toilet tissue, do-it-yourself-- all this drives the artist's vision inward. This is the land of Funk."
*cereal is perfect
*dot drawing of b.b. at maxim's belle epoch