|Year of birth||1927 (1994) / 1943|
Edward Kienholz moved to Los Angeles in 1952 after taking a variety of jobs, including mental hospital attendant and used car salesman. He managed an art gallery in LA, and began producing art himself. Both sensational and sensitively observed, his constructions comment on controversial social issues and intentionally toy with taboos. From 1972 onward he produced work in collaboration with Nancy Reddin.