Lee Bontecou: A Retrospective

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"New in paperback"Artist Lee Bontecou (b. 1931) became widely known in the 1960s and 1970s for her welded steel sculptures and plastic and epoxy molded assemblagespowerful constructions that evoked natural phenomena and organic biological life as well as machines and instruments of war.This critically acclaimed bookavailable for the first time in paperbackreevaluates the career of this highly influential artist and focuses not only upon the impact of her early work but also on the import she has exerted on a generation of ...

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HJ BOTT

Apr 29, 2010

Bontecou Revealed

This 2003 "Retrospective" catalogue was much anticipated by artists. We thank Elizabeth A.T. Smith for having forged this exhibition and its publication into being with the Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. The documentation is peerless. Unfortunately, from my perspective, the plates-only presentation necessitates a constant flipping back to a first class thumbnail List of Plates and sought for data. Still, the remarkably insightful essays are beautifully conjoined with highly relevant images. If you can't afford the full Lee Bontecou monograph, this exposition is a must for sculptors and aware collectors.

tobiwon

Nov 6, 2008

Fantastic Visionary Sculpture

Lee Bontecou has achieved fame not because she has known the "right" people, but because of the striking originality and completeness of her skills as an artist. A must have book to inspire you.

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