Dada for The Valley Girl

SHOW: HELTER SKELTER: L.A. ART IN THE 1990S

WHERE: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES

WHAT: PAINTING AND SCULPTURE BY 16 ARTISTS

THE BOTTOM LINE: Helter Skelter? The title says it all. You thought the art of the 1980s was bad? This is worse.

"THE RISKS OF SUCH A TITLE are apparent," the catalog of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art prissily begins, " -- that the grisly and gruesome Charles Manson murders would be glorified, that the show would seem to be about the sixties . . ." Aw, c'mon, just because we call an exhibition "Helter Skelter," you...

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