A pioneer of Conceptual art, Bochner has used revised editions of Roget’s Thesaurus as a tool in drawings, paintings, and prints that force us to look at and reconsider the daily words and declaratives we use. Part of the artist's newest body of work, this print places words in a new format using multiple …

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Perhaps best known for his colorful paintings of words, Mel Bochner helped pioneer Conceptual art. In 1966, he mounted “Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to Be Viewed as Art” at ​​the School of Visual Arts in New York, which is often considered the first exhibition of Conceptual art. The relationships between language, space, and color are recurring themes throughout his practice. In his “Measurement” series, Bochner posts the dimensions of an exhibition space directly on the walls. In his iconic thesaurus paintings, he paints a single word and its synonyms, often in vibrant hues. Bochner’s practice also includes photography. The artist has exhibited widely and enjoyed shows in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, and Sydney, among other cities. Bochner’s work has been acquired for the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Tate, and Moderna Museet, among others, and frequently sells for six figures on the secondary market.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project
Selected exhibitions
2020
Mel Bochner: Oh WellTwo Palms
2019
MEL BOCHNER: Mirror WorksKrakow Witkin Gallery
Mel Bochner: ExasperationsSimon Lee Gallery
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Mel Bochner "Crazy" With Background Noise, 2018

Unique screen print with black enamel
23 3/5 × 21 3/5 in
60 × 54.9 cm
Edition of 30
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A pioneer of Conceptual art, Bochner has used revised editions of Roget’s Thesaurus as a tool in …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed
Frame
Not included

Perhaps best known for his colorful paintings of words, Mel Bochner helped pioneer Conceptual art. In 1966, he mounted “Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to Be Viewed as Art” at ​​the School of Visual Arts in New York, which is often considered the first exhibition of Conceptual art. The relationships between language, space, and color are recurring themes throughout his practice. In his “Measurement” series, Bochner posts the dimensions of an exhibition space directly on the walls. In his iconic thesaurus paintings, he paints a single word and its synonyms, often in vibrant hues. Bochner’s practice also includes photography. The artist has exhibited widely and enjoyed shows in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, and Sydney, among other cities. Bochner’s work has been acquired for the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Tate, and Moderna Museet, among others, and frequently sells for six figures on the secondary market.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project
Selected exhibitions (3)
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