The present lot was one of several works from the Diana Zlotnick Collection included in Southern California Assemblage: Past and Present, at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum September 20 – October 25, 1986. Diana Zlotnick contributed the essay "Art Collecting – Then and Now" to the exhibition's catalogue.
"Art Collecting – Then and Now"
The writing of Gerald Nordland in Frontier magazine, c. 1959, led me to acquire a John Altoon abstract painting from the Ferus Gallery. Thus began my collection in earnest. Shortly afterward, Daniel LaRue Johnson sold me a work of art as I was strolling along La Cienega Boulevard. He later came to see my Altoon. Soon, Dan was bringing his own assemblages for me to see – simple statements with a doll's head embedded in a box of wood, painted black. Soon after followed the War Babies Show at Henry Hopkins' La Cienega gallery, where I was first introduced to the work of Ron Miyashiro.