Art Dirt: Pete Gershon and Houston’s Wild Art History

by Glasstire September 30, 2018

In our latest Art Dirt podcast, Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees talk with author Pete Gershon on the publication of his new book, Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972-1985.

“Yeah, Paul Schimmel went on to say that it was at that point that the board began to confuse Jim Harithas with Charles Manson.”

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Robert Boyd September 30, 2018 - 10:10

One thing that the book didn’t cover in great detail was the photography scene. A few art photographers are mentioned, but a lot was happening that doesn’t make it into the book. And one thing that happened in 1985 was the first iteration of FotoFest. But the completeness of book is otherwise remarkable!


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