Archival Program Information
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An Evening of Spoken Word and Conversation

Teske/ Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson, Bronson Caves
The life and work of photographer Edmund Teske (1911–1996) are intimately connected to the fabric of the city of Los Angeles. During the 1950s and 1960s, Teske was active in the LA avant-garde film, theater, and visual art scenes. This event features readings from Teske's poetry and letters and a discussion among his friends and associates. Scheduled to appear are assemblage artist George Herms, actor Russ Tamblyn, photographer and collector Leland Rice, and Teske heirs Nils Vidstrand and Laurence Bump. The discussion is moderated by Julian Cox, associate curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum and curator of the exhibition Spirit into Matter: The Photographs of Edmund Teske.

Wednesday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.

Reflections on Film

Teske/ Model with Potted Plant, New York City
The influential relationship between Teske's highly personal and imaginative photography and the film community is examined in a rare screening of short films by James and John Whitney and Terry Sanders, and newly restored and seldom-seen films by actor Russ Tamblyn and assemblage artist George Herms. A discussion follows with Sanders, Herms, Tamblyn, and actor John Saxon. Organized by the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Trust to complement the exhibition Spirit into Matter: The Photographs of Edmund Teske.

Friday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.