15 Minutes of Fame

As art shows go, this one runs a bit on the fractured side. Call it photo jambalaya, but "15 Minutes of Fame," the new exhibit at the Orange County Museum of Art, corrals under one roof such disparate photographers as Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams and Garry Winogrand. Aside from the fact that Andy Warhol coined the ubiquitous phrase about each human’s ability to momentarily grasp the ephemeral brass ring of notoriety, most of these guys actually had pretty substantial careers. Adams, for one, worked decades. On an interesting side note, photos from Larry Clark’s “Tulsa,” a fly on-the-wall study of midwestern youth debauchery will also be featured. Clark, as many of you shutter-bugs know, was the voyeuristic auteur responsible for such low-budget '90s cinema verite as Kids, which depicted Manhattan teenagers as modern day Gamorrahites. There you have it, from the austere granite faces of Yosemite, to the dregs of the sleaze mine. Well-rounded cultural fare.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: May 2. Continues through Oct. 3, 2010


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