Tag Archives: American artist

Seeing Things Invisible by Forrest Bess

Seeing Things Invisible by Forrest Bess

Robert Gober: “Forrest Bess lived a life of profound poverty and solitude, working for most of his adult life as a seasonal bait fisherman in a series of camps and homes built from scavenged detritus on a tiny spit of a treeless island on Chinquapin Bay.” Primitive abstraction, maybe. At least Pre-Abstract Expressionism.  The art […]

A Retrospective by James Turrell

50 Years of Light – James Turrell

LACMA is now showing a grand retrospective on James Turrell, a key artist in Southern California Light and Space movement. Geometric light projections, prints and drawings, sensory and his recent two-dimensional work with holograms. > MORE A Retrospective by James Turrell Editors:    Michael Govan, Christine Y. Kim Photographs by:    Florian Holzherr Text by:    EC Krupp, […]

Good Vibrations by Mary Heilmann

Colour Sense: Good Vibrations by Mary Heilmann

American painter Mary Heilmann is considered an artist’s artist. “Good Vibrations“ is the largest overview to date of her artistic career and accompanies a European touring retrospective.    > MORE . Good Vibrations by Mary Heilmann Authors:    Angelika Nollert, Paula van den Bosch Publisher:    Walther König Publ. year:    2012 Language:    English Pages:    236 Illustrations:    160 colour […]

Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha

Mimicking Ed – Ed Ruscha

“Various Small Books” examines Ed Ruscha’s legacy and influence on other artists. This book looks at 91 imitations, parodies and tributes to Ruscha’s legendary artist’s books.  > MORE . Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha Editors:    Jeff Brouws, Wendy Burton, Hermann Zschiegner Text by:    Mark Rawlinson, Phil Taylor Publisher:    MIT Press Publ. year:    2013 […]

Sol LeWitt

Wall Drawings – Sol LeWitt

“In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work …. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” – Sol LeWitt, 1967 > MORE . Sol LeWitt Text by:    Beatrice Gross, Lucy R. Lippard, Rosalind E. Krauss, Robert Smithson, Dan Graham, et al Publisher:    JRP Ringier Publ. year:   […]