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Peter Shire

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp in conversation with Peter Shire


Peter Shire (b. 1947) is an artist. He was born in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles, where he currently lives and works. His sculpture, furniture and ceramics have been exhibited in the United States, Italy, France, Japan and Poland; Shire has been associated with the Memphis Group of designers, has worked on the Design Team for the XXIII Olympiad with the American Institute of Architects, and has designed public sculptures in Los Angeles and other California cities. Shire has been honored by awards for his contribution to the cultural life of the City of Los Angeles.

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp writes about art, architecture, and design. Her book Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s was published by Henry Holt in July 2011.

Interview originally aired August 6, 1988 on KUSC

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