Kienholz arrived in Los Angeles from his home town of Fairfield, Washington, in 1953, and quickly became a central member of the Southern California art community. In addition to being a pioneer of assemblage art, he directed the Now Gallery from 1956–57 and cofounded the influential Ferus Gallery with Walter Hopps in 1957, which became a locus of the burgeoning Los Angeles art scene. LACMA hosted his first retrospective in 1966.
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