Mel Bochner — Solar System & Rest Rooms

350,00 kr.

Fine, handsome introduction to the works and philosophies of Mel Bochner via interviews between him and, in order, John Coplans, Frederic Valabreque, Joan Simon and James Meyer. Mel Bochner (born 1940) is an American conceptual artist. “As Richard Kalina wrote in Art in America in 1996, Bochner was one of the earliest proponents, along with Joseph Kosuth and Bruce Nauman, of photo-documentation work in which the artist “created not so much a sculpture as a two-dimensional work about sculpture.” His 1966 show at the School of Visual Arts, “Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As Art”, is regarded as a seminal show in the conceptual art movement. Bochner photocopied his friends’ working drawings, including a $3,051.16 fabricator’s bill from Donald Judd. He collected the copies in four black binders and displayed them on four pedestals. Bochner began making paintings in the late 1970s, and his paintings range from extremely colorful works containing words to works more clearly connected to the conceptual art he pioneered

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“Solar System & Rest Rooms: Writings and Interviews, 1965-2007”. Published by MIT Press in the Writing Arts Series / An October Book, 2008. heavy 4to in publishers hardcover with fine protected dustjacket. xviii [2], 2-217 pp. Richly illustrated. Fine clean copy

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Mel Bochner — Solar System & Rest Rooms

350,00 kr.

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