Frances Stark, ‘My Best Thing’, 2012, Ephemera or Merchandise, Paper, MOCA
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Frances Stark

My Best Thing, 2012

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5 5/8 × 4 in
14.3 × 10.2 cm
.
$50
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MOCA
Los Angeles

Essay by Mark Godfrey
This publication focuses on Frances Stark's pivotal feature length video …

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Out of print. Clean flat copy
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Publisher
Co-published with Koenig, CAG & Walter Phillips Gallery
Frances Stark
American, b. 1967
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Using casein, carbon, spray paint, and gouache, Frances Stark transforms the mundane into poetry. Language, as both content and raw material, is a central theme in her austere paintings, works on paper, collages, and drawings. For Stark, the creative self is a performance, what she calls "a torment of follies" full of doubt and uncertainty and tinged with occasional transcendence. In one body of work, she used sentences and phrases from Robert Musil’s novel, The Man without Qualities, which she repeated vertically to create dense fields of lines and color. In addition to the text, she collaged different images such as old computer punch cards and pictures from a Microsoft calendar program onto the pieces.

Frances Stark, ‘My Best Thing’, 2012, Ephemera or Merchandise, Paper, MOCA
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Essay by Mark Godfrey
This publication focuses on Frances Stark's pivotal feature length video My Best Thing. Conversations about film, literature, art, collaboration and subjectivity are all discussed through the vehicle of online sex-chat rooms.

Medium
Condition
Out of print. Clean flat copy
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Co-published with Koenig, CAG & Walter Phillips Gallery
Frances Stark
American, b. 1967
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Using casein, carbon, spray paint, and gouache, Frances Stark transforms the mundane into poetry. Language, as both content and raw material, is a central theme in her austere paintings, works on paper, collages, and drawings. For Stark, the creative self is a performance, what she calls "a torment of follies" full of doubt and uncertainty and tinged with occasional transcendence. In one body of work, she used sentences and phrases from Robert Musil’s novel, The Man without Qualities, which she repeated vertically to create dense fields of lines and color. In addition to the text, she collaged different images such as old computer punch cards and pictures from a Microsoft calendar program onto the pieces.

Frances Stark

My Best Thing, 2012

Paper
5 5/8 × 4 in
14.3 × 10.2 cm
.
$50
Ships from Los Angeles, CA, US
Shipping: $5 domestic, $25 rest of world
Location
Los Angeles
Locked
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