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ArtWise
Brooklyn

Conner was commissioned by Lincoln Center to design a poster for the 1965 New York Film Festival. The film strips used in the poster are from his work 10 Second Film. The design was eventually rejected and not used for the festival.

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Setting himself and his work in critical opposition to mainstream American society, versatile and restlessly inventive artist Bruce Conner was a key part of the San Francisco Beat scene in the late 1950s. He first became known for his assemblages (made between 1957-1964) crafted from an assortment of cast-off materials. He gained international admiration for his surrealistic sculptures and innovative avant-garde films, which he made under the influence of his friend and fellow experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage. Like his assemblages, his films were collages, which he produced by splicing together found and new footage. Referring to his wide-ranging and experimental output, he claimed: “A lot of things I’ve been involved in I’ve done because nobody else was doing them.”

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
BREAKAWAYBergamin & Gomide
2016
BRUCE CONNER: IT'S ALL TRUESan Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUEThe Museum of Modern Art
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New York Film Festival, 1965

Offset Lithograph
35 × 30 in
88.9 × 76.2 cm
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Brooklyn
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ArtWise
Brooklyn

Conner was commissioned by Lincoln Center to design a poster for the 1965 New York Film Festival. …

Medium
Condition
B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

Setting himself and his work in critical opposition to mainstream American society, versatile and restlessly inventive artist Bruce Conner was a key part of the San Francisco Beat scene in the late 1950s. He first became known for his assemblages (made between 1957-1964) crafted from an assortment of cast-off materials. He gained international admiration for his surrealistic sculptures and innovative avant-garde films, which he made under the influence of his friend and fellow experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage. Like his assemblages, his films were collages, which he produced by splicing together found and new footage. Referring to his wide-ranging and experimental output, he claimed: “A lot of things I’ve been involved in I’ve done because nobody else was doing them.”

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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