Joan Quinn Captured

Jul 14, 2014
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35-chuck-arnoldi-1150Another reason we support the local creative endeavor of Inside the Story by sisters Susan Cherney and Wendy Moss: covering their fascinating Art & Alchemy of Perfume event back in March 2013, we met Laura Kane who has remembered Hometown Pasadena and informed us of an art exhibit that sounds particularly interesting and unique.

The exhibition ‘Joan Quinn Captured’ will showcase what is perhaps the largest portrait collection by contemporary artists in the world, including such luminaries as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Frank Gehry, Robert Graham, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Beatrice Wood and photographers Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Matthew Rolston and Arthur Tress.

For the first time, this portrait collection will be exhibited in collaboration with renowned works of the artists encouraging a dialogue between the portraits and specific artist movements. The exhibition will also portray the world Joan Agajanian Quinn captured as editor for her close friend Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, along with contributions to some of the most important fanzines of the 1980’s that are proof of her role as a critical taste maker of her time. A special highlight is the historical recording in snapshots of the emerging Los Angeles art scene and the influence of the artistic interchange Quinn fostered between London, Tokyo and New York. (

Panel discussions, talks, and screenings will accompany this exhibit on July 17th, 24th, and the 31st. The films Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film, Chris and Don: A Love Story, Aida, and Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of the Weimar Culture will be shown and guest speakers Matthew Rolston and Zandra Rhodes will be on hand. Events are free but spots must be reserved.

A “portrait” by Helmut Newton, “By a Tree, by Her Pool” (1984), from the collection of Jack and Joan Quinn is included in the exhibit, as well as pieces by Rupert Smith (from a Polaroid by Andy Warhol) and Partick Demarchelier.

The renowned Matthew Rolston will be the special speaker on Thursday, July 17th and the unique Zhandra Rhodes will be speaking (and in a film) on July 31st. This is when “special” is honestly applied and means an event not to be missed.

Joan Quinn Captured
Through August 1st
Tuesday & Thursday, noon-8 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Brand Library Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale 91201
For complete details, visit
Or call 818.548.2030

Artwork, top right: portrait of Joan Quinn by Charles Arnoldi (1978); from the collection of Jack and Joan Quinn.

Schedule of events:

Thursday, July 17 – Reserve tickets for this event only.

5:00 p.m. FILM  Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
6:30 p.m. PANEL Warhol & Basquiat, The Magazine of the 80s, Joan Quinn’s work for Interview, the Manipulator & Stuff Magazine; Special Speaker Matthew Rolston
7:00 p.m. FILM  Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

Thursday, July 24 – Reserve tickets for this event only.

6:00 p.m. FILM  Chris and Don: A Love Story
7:30 p.m. FILM  Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of Weimar Culture
8:00 p.m. FILM  Helmut by June

Thursday, July 31 – Reserve tickets for this event only.

6:00 p.m. TALK  Artists Designing for the Theater
7:00 p.m. FILM  Aida
7:30 p.m. TALK  Special Guest Zandra Rhodes
8:30 p.m. FILM  Zandra Rhodes & Charles James




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