DescriptionMel Bochner (b.1940) is part of a generation of New York artists who emerged in the 1960s, at a time when painting was increasingly discussed as outmoded. Bochner was a pioneer in introducing language into the visual field which led Harvard University art historian Benjamin Buchloh to describe his 1966 Working Drawings as 'probably the first truly conceptual exhibition'. Having returned to painting in the 1980s, the artist in his most recent series of 'thesaurus paintings' achieves a symbiosis of language and colour that is as intellectually complex as it is visually stimulating. Taking colour as its guiding thread this book highlights Bochner's richand thought-provoking approaches to photography, installation and painting over the course of the past 45 years.
April 05, 2012
9.7 X 0.9 X 11.2 inches | 3.0 pounds
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About the Author
Doro Globus is the Managing Director of David Zwirner Books and has worked in arts publishing for fifteen years. She has edited a wide variety of books from Michael Bracewell: The Space Between to About Bridget Riley and has written on Dawn Ades, Bridget Riley, Fred Wilson, and more.