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Lot Closed

March 7, 06:37 PM GMT


40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a Private American Collection




signed, titled and dated 2007 on the stretcher bar

oil on velvet

36½ by 46½ in. (92.7 by 118 cm.)

Mel Bochner is a conceptual artist best known for his works incorporating language. Irascible, like all of his text-based works, takes its name from the first word in the series. The following words or phrases are all synonyms, some immediately recognizable while others more colloquial. In these works, Bochner explores the intersection of linguistic and visual representation, with the individualized color scheme of each word within the series serving to further this investigation. Bochner’s works are in the collections of Tate, London and Museum of Modern Art, New York, and have been further included in shows at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.