Mar 30, 2012 · In July of 1962, Irving Blum’s fledgling Los Angeles gallery, Ferus, hosted the debut exhibition of an artist from New York named Andy Warhol. The work on display: a group of 32 20-by-16-inch paintings of Campbell’s soup cans (one for each of the 32 varieties of Campbell’s soup available at the time). Reviews of the show were middling at best, and Blum managed to sell just five of the ...
Irving Blum, Actor: Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of. Irving Blum is known for his work on Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of (1964), The Cool School (2008) and Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990).
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Nov 04, 2013 · Irving Blum was one of L.A.'s first successful contemporary art dealers. In 1962, Blum's Ferus Gallery was the first commercial gallery to show Andy Warhol and went on to promote Ed Ruscha, Robert ...
Sep 28, 2016 · Irving Blum, now 86 but seeming 20 years younger, moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1957 and bought into Ferus, the tiny gallery in Los Angeles synonymous with the emergence of L.A. artists like Ed Ruscha, Wallace Berman, Dennis Hopper and Ed Moses.
Blum persuaded Hopps to reduce the number of represented artists to fourteen (seven from San Francisco and seven from Los Angeles) and transformed the financial health of the gallery. Under the directorship of Irving Blum from 1958, the gallery exhibited both the West Coast and New York art of the period.
Oct 27, 2011 · Irving Blum was homing his beacon when he was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1955. As a man of theatre and style, Blum knew an opportunity when he saw it. The groovy and modern Knoll Furniture studio in Manhattan was a swinging place to land.
- Gordy Grundy
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