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Mel Bochner

Kick Against the Pricks, 2018

Two color silkscreen on coated paper
10 1/2 × 28 in
26.6 × 71.1 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,000 - 2,500
location
Bristol
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About the work
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol
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Mel Bochner (born 1940) is considered one of the founders of Conceptual Art. He belongs to a …

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Mel Bochner (born 1940) is considered one of the founders of Conceptual Art. He belongs to a generation of artists that radically rejected the primacy of painting in art in the early 1960s. Bochner realized this break in particular through the introduction of language into his work. The balance between painterly and …

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil lower right
Publisher
Two Palms, New York
Mel Bochner
American, b. 1940
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Mel Bochner’s approach and materials constantly vary; in fact, the artist formally disavowed allegiance to a single material in his famous essay titled “the Medium and the Tedium” (2010). Bochner—who has produced paintings, installations, and photography—is noted to be one of the most influential pioneers of Conceptual art, and the organizer of the first Conceptual art exhibition in 1966. A recurring theme in Bochner’s work is the relationship between language and physical space or color. This is famously demonstrated in his “Measurement” installations of the late 1960s, visualizing the exact dimensions of rooms and exhibition spaces, and thesaurus-inspired paintings of a single word and its synonyms. Bochner formally studied under Douglas Wilson and Wilfred Readio, though his eventual style would draw strong influence from the works of Clyfford Still and Jean Dubuffet.

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Lougher Contemporary
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Mel Bochner (born 1940) is considered one of the founders of Conceptual Art. He belongs to a …

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Mel Bochner (born 1940) is considered one of the founders of Conceptual Art. He belongs to a generation of artists that radically rejected the primacy of painting in art in the early 1960s. Bochner realized this break in particular through the introduction of language into his work. The balance between painterly and …

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Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil lower right
Publisher
Two Palms, New York
Mel Bochner
American, b. 1940
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Mel Bochner’s approach and materials constantly vary; in fact, the artist formally disavowed allegiance to a single material in his famous essay titled “the Medium and the Tedium” (2010). Bochner—who has produced paintings, installations, and photography—is noted to be one of the most influential pioneers of Conceptual art, and the organizer of the first Conceptual art exhibition in 1966. A recurring theme in Bochner’s work is the relationship between language and physical space or color. This is famously demonstrated in his “Measurement” installations of the late 1960s, visualizing the exact dimensions of rooms and exhibition spaces, and thesaurus-inspired paintings of a single word and its synonyms. Bochner formally studied under Douglas Wilson and Wilfred Readio, though his eventual style would draw strong influence from the works of Clyfford Still and Jean Dubuffet.

Mel Bochner

Kick Against the Pricks, 2018

Two color silkscreen on coated paper
10 1/2 × 28 in
26.6 × 71.1 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,000 - 2,500
location
Bristol
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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