Robert Alexander, John Reed, Wallace Berman, Juanita Dixon, and Walter Hopps in the alley next to Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, ca. 1957. The Getty Research Institute, Charles Brittin papers, 2005.M.11.9. © J. Paul Getty Trust. Photo by Charles Brittin

Walter Hopps: The Dream Colony


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The Dream Colony: A Life in Art is a vivid, personal, and irreverent account of the innovative, iconoclastic curator Walter Hopps (1932–2005), begun a few years before his death. Arts writer Anne Doran, who recorded Hopps's account, and Deborah Treisman, fiction editor of the New Yorker, who edited the autobiography, speak with Getty president James Cuno and offer an enlightening chronicle of Hopps's life and some of the greatest artistic minds of the 20th century.

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