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The Wallace Berman 'Speaking in Tongues' Exhibit is a Work of Art

By: Taylor Keefe - Published: • References: beatmuseum.org and juxtapoz
Featured in the Getty Center's 'Pacific Standard Time' collaborative, the Wallace Berman 'Speaking in Tongues' exhibit showcases the Californian artist's influential work from the 1960s and 1970s.

The Wallace Berman 'Speaking in Tongues' exhibit is a collection of photographic images from the acclaimed artist; considered by many to be the "father" of assemblage art. Berman's innovative style was accomplished by taking photocopies of images from magazines and newspapers, compiling the images into a collage, and occasionally combining them with acrylic paint. This style became very popular on the West Coast, and was dubbed "Verifax collaging."

By taking random images and giving them a new context, Berman transforms the photographs into something truly unique, with a completely different feel that evokes nostalgia and adds beauty to the art.