Public Warm, Critics Cool Toward ‘Helter Skelter’ at MOCA | Los Angeles Times
From the Los Angeles Times, April 1992: “I had it all wrong. I thought there would be a public outcry against the exhibition and a supportive critical response,” said Paul Schimmel, curator of “Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s,” as the controversial show approached today’s closing. “Instead, the public has loved it. We have had about 100,000 visitors, a phenomenal number for a contemporary art show. They keep coming back and writing favorable comments. But at the same time, we have received some very strong critical opinions–some thoughtful, some outraged.”
For a recap of the critical response on both coasts, follow the link below.