Mel Bochner

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December 14, 09:07 PM GMT


11,000 - 13,000 USD

Lot Details


Mel Bochner


Blah, Blah, Blah

Signed and dated 2016 lower right

oil on paper

Framed; 28 by 21 ½ by 1 ¾ in. (71.1 by 56.6 by 4.5 cm.)

Courtesy of the artist and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles

One of the leading American conceptual artists of his generation, Mel Bochner is known for his close examinations of the mechanics of color, perspective, spatial dynamics, language, and letterform. Through acts of dissection and synthesis, Bochner forms a critical basis for breaking away from the use of traditional compositional devices in his paintings. In doing so, he has continually engaged in the process of inventing new means of pictorial expression.

Recent solo exhibitions of Bochner’s work include those at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong; Peter Freeman, Inc., New York; and the Jewish Museum, New York. His work has been included in exhibitions at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin; Société, Brussels; and MoMa PS1, Long Island City.

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