Jim Ganzer “Life Lived” Book

A time capsule of California coastal history: the art + photography of Jim Ganzer circa 1960–1990. Large format, 100 pages, limited to 500 copies.


To celebrate the Jim Ganzer solo exhibit (3/30/24–5/12/24), Indoek has published a 100 page, 11×17” saddle stitched book of Ganzer’s artwork and photography. The first edition is a limited run of 500 numbered copies, printed in the USA.

About Jim Ganzer:

Born in 1945 in Illinois, Jim Ganzer is now widely known as a Malibu surf legend and an underground LA icon. He and his group of surf friends inspired the 1978 film, Big Wednesday, written and directed by John Milius. When the Coen brothers were developing The Big Lebowski, Milius introduced them to Ganzer, who influenced Jeff Bridges’s famous character, The Dude. A graduate of Chouinard Art Institute, Jim Ganzer emerged as an artist when the surf and skate culture-in-spired world was not yet a billion-dollar industry, but an afterthought in a mostly hardware-focused segment. He became the voice of the subculture in the ’80s for inventing cult garments under the brand, Jimmy’Z, combining form with function. Ganzer collaborated with Ed Ruscha on several works, such as “Brave Men Run in My Family” and “Sea of Desire” and also starred in Ruscha’s film, Miracle. He has shown his art in many esteemed group and solo exhibits in California and all over the world since 1971.

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Jim Ganzer “Life Lived” Book