'Semina Culture' at the LAABF

Jan 29, 2015 2:27PM
"Wallace was always a mystery to me, and he was very glamorous," Dennis Hopper is quoted in Semina Culture, the quintessential book on Wallace Berman and his circle, which sold out immediately upon first publication in 2005. "He was 
a quiet, gentle, humble person, and he had this strange aura about him that was removed, yet not hostile—he was a guy you couldn’t really reach. I don’t know anybody who didn’t respect him, and we all deferred to him because he had a very spiritual quality. He was the guy. Wallace was the guru." Advance copies of the long-awaited reprint will be available at our booth at the LAABF this Thursday through Sunday, alongside signed and numbered Berman limited edition posters and books by related artists—including Tosh Berman, pictured above with his mother, Shirley. The photograph, taken by Wallace Berman in Beverly Glen, 1956, is reproduced from Semina Culture.
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