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2.1.0 Edward and nancy Reddin Kienholz


The following essays will consider the work of Ed and Nancy Reddin Kienholz.  The first essay focuses on examples of Ed Kienholz’s work before his collaboration with Nancy Reddin Kienholz and the second and third deal with their collaborative works. The three essays, in their own ways, deal with the question of literature as it operates in the Kienholzes' work.

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2.1.1:  Locating the Literary:  Reading the Work of Ed Kienholz 1955-1972
2.1.2:  Well Those Passions Read:  Ozymandias, the Kienholz Parade, and the US Constitution
2.1.3:  Passenger Seat Packard, ’94



  • Beckett, Samuel.  Three Novels:  Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnameable.  NY: Grove Press, 1958
  • Buchsteiner, Thomas & Otto Letze.  Duane Hanson: More Than Reality.  Germany:  Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2001
  • Danto, Arthur C..  "Edward Kienholz."  (NY:  The Nation, June 10, 1996) 33-35
  • Duncan, Michael.  “Kienholz’s Finale – Artist Ed Kienholz” (NY:  Art in America, June 1995)
  • Eco, Umberto. Interpretation and Overinterpretation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • Hopps, Walter.  Kienholz:  A Retrospective.  NY:  Whitney Museum/DAP, 1997
  • Livingstone, Marco & Nancy Reddin Kienholz. Kienholz:  Tableau Drawings. LA: LA Louver Publications, 2001.
  • Pincus, Robert L.  On a Scale that Competes with the World:  The Art of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz.  Berkeley, CA:  University of California Press, 1990
  • Sartre, Jean Paul.  Literature and Existentialism, trans. Bernard Frechtman. NY:  Citadel Press, 1969
  • Sherrill, Steven.  “Ed Kienholz:  Expert” (NY:  Modern Painters, 17 no2, Summer 2004) 72-7
  • Upshaw, Reagan.  “Scavenger’s Parade:  Assemblages and Installation Art, Edward Kienholz, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York” (NY: Art In America, October, 1996)
  • Van Der Marck, Jan.  George Segal.  NY:  H.N. Abrams, 1975
  • Vincentelli, Alessandro, ed.  Kienholz. Gateshead, UK: Baltic Centre for the Contemporary Art, 2005
  • Weschler, Lawrence.  “The Past Affixed Also:  The Kienholz Spokane Series,” Vermeer in Bosnia:  A Reader.  NY: Pantheon Books, 2004, 353-366
  • Whiteley, Gillian.  “Kienholz.” (The Art Book, Volume 13, Issue 2, May 2006) 20-21
  • Wight, Frederick S. and Henry T. Hopkins.  "Edward Kienholz:  Los Angeles County Art Museum, October 20 through December 5."  (NY:  Art In America, No. 5, October-November, 1965) 70-3
  • Willick, Damon Michael.  Conceptualizing Kienholz:  Reconsidering Ed Kienholz in Contemporary Art History (Doctoral dissertation, UCLA, 2004) UMI number 3133048
  • Wilson, William.  Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz: The Hoerengracht.  CA:  Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 1994



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