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Bruce Conner, ‘Room’, Christie's
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Bruce Conner

Room

Metal, wire mesh, fabric, hair, feathers, cork, cigarettes, twine and printed paper collage mounted on board
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Bruce Conner (1933-2008)

Room

metal, wire mesh, fabric, hair, feathers, cork, cigarettes, twine and …

Bruce Conner (1933-2008)

Room

metal, wire mesh, fabric, hair, feathers, cork, cigarettes, twine and printed paper collage mounted on board

9 x 6 x 2 1/4 in. (22.8 x 15.2 x 5.7 cm.)

Executed in 1960.

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Bruce Conner
American, 1933–2008
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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.”

Bruce Conner, ‘Room’, Christie's
Bruce Conner, ‘Room’, Christie's
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Bruce Conner (1933-2008)

Room

metal, wire mesh, fabric, hair, feathers, cork, cigarettes, twine and …

Bruce Conner (1933-2008)

Room

metal, wire mesh, fabric, hair, feathers, cork, cigarettes, twine and printed paper collage mounted on board

9 x 6 x 2 1/4 in. (22.8 x 15.2 x 5.7 cm.)

Executed in 1960.

Signature
Room
Bruce Conner
American, 1933–2008
Follow

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.”

Bruce Conner

Room

Metal, wire mesh, fabric, hair, feathers, cork, cigarettes, twine and printed paper collage mounted on board
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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