KX 93.5 – SA Rock Connection with Greg N. 1-Aug-15

We have G. Ray Kerciu in studio talking about his art, the controversy at the University of Mississippi in the 60s and about Laguna Beach in the LSD days…

G. Ray Kerciu rose to prominence in the art world in 1963 after a solo exhibition at the University of Mississippi. On exhibit was a series of paintings that depicted the Confederate flag surrounded by segregationist slogans that were being echoed around him. These works were a response to the unrest that ensued as the institution attempted to desegregate. Kerciu was arrested and charged with desecration of the Confederate flag. This ushered in a brief period of intense media attention, and Kerciu was featured in publications such as Artnews and Time Magazine.