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The Cool School 

Not Rated | | Documentary | Episode aired 10 June 2008
The Cool School is an object lesson in how to build an art scene from scratch and what to avoid in the process. The film focuses on the seminal Ferus Gallery, which groomed the LA art scene... See full summary »

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Morgan Neville

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Episode credited cast:
Eve Babitz Eve Babitz ... Self
John Baldessari John Baldessari ... Self
Larry Bell Larry Bell ... Self
Billy Al Bengston Billy Al Bengston ... Self
Edmond Bereal Edmond Bereal ... Self
Irving Blum Irving Blum ... Self
Jeff Bridges ... Self - Narrator
Charles Brittin Charles Brittin ... Self
William Claxton William Claxton ... Self
Donald Factor Donald Factor ... Self
America Ferrera ... Self - Host
Sonia Gechtoff Sonia Gechtoff ... Self
Frank Gehry ... Self (as Frank O. Gehry)
Hal Glicksman Hal Glicksman ... Self
Peter Goulds Peter Goulds ... Self
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The Cool School is an object lesson in how to build an art scene from scratch and what to avoid in the process. The film focuses on the seminal Ferus Gallery, which groomed the LA art scene from a loose band of idealistic beatniks into a coterie of competitive, often brilliant artists, including Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Craig Kauffman, Wallace Berman, Ed Moses and Robert Irwin. The Ferus also served as launching point for New York imports, Andy Warhol (hosting his first Soup Can show), Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein as well as leading to the first Pop Art show and Marcel Duchamp's first retrospective. What was lost and gained is tied up in a complex web of egos, passions, money, and art. This is how L.A. came of age. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

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Not Rated

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10 June 2008 (USA) See more »

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ITVS, String and Can See more »
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