The Road Goes Ever, Ever On: Route 66 Photographs by Andy Romanoff
May 24, 2019–When I walked into the La Quinta Museum one day recently the place was abuzz over an unlikely topic. Staff members too young to remember Woodstock were chatting excitedly about the Hog Farm–a 1960s commune founded by peace activist and clown Wavy Gravy.
It turns out Hog Farmer Andy Romanoff, a living embodiment of the Summer of Love, had just visited the museum. Along with hitchhiking and living on a bus, his counterculture credentials include a deep acquaintance with the road-trip-as-ritual. He first traveled Route 66 as an 18-year-old and returned recently to photograph the historic road.
The La Quinta Museum exhibit opening May 28-September 14, 2019–Route 66, Road Trip–includes 18 of Romanoff’s photos. In his essay and photos that follow, the Los Angeles writer and photographer explores the road that “goes ever, ever on” (as Bilbo said) in the dreams of hobbits...