Doug Michels1943-2003

Berkeley Art Museum - University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

$15,000 toward Ant Farm (1968-1978), a traveling exhibition on the artist and his collaborators with accompanying catalogue and public programs, organized by BAM/PFA curators Constance Lewallen and Steve Seid. Born in Seattle, Michels studied at Yale School of Architecture and was a founding member of the artist collective Ant Farm. Michels created many elaborate drawings and collages that helped to realize various projects, one of which was Cadillac Ranch, a 1974 outdoor sculptural work in Amarillo, TX consisting of 10 used Cadillacs plunged nose-first into the ground.