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Walther König, Köln

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 136 pgs / 120 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 124   

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“Bontecou’s work possesses great suggestive power… In a single vaulting movement, the entire thing comes together somewhere near the center of the sculpture, where it disappears into a black hole. But no matter how abstract her work, it still conjures up vivid associations. Associations with the human body, a structure, or a landscape, with a planet or celestial body, including a black hole. There is something explicit about it (sexual, even, in its physicality), something threatening and primitive. The versatility of the materials she uses gives her work a hand-crafted look. Sometimes a piece will be finished down to the finest detail, while another appears cobbled together.”

- Benno Tempel

  

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Lee Bontecou

Edited with text by Joan Banach, Jeremy Melius, Laura Stamps, Benno Tempel.

Since the 1960s, American artist Lee Bontecou (born 1931) has been internationally praised for her intriguing sculptures and installations.

The rich, organic shapes of her sculptures seem to originate from a mysterious universe in which fears and desires are condensed.

Recently the artist created “Sandbox,” a new installation in which she combines elements from her work from the 1960s to the present. A picture essay by Joan Banach, artist and friend of Bontecou, focuses on the genesis of “Sandbox” and maps the rich network of Bontecou’s inspirations: pictures range from extracts from geological and historical books to images of works by old masters.

Beautiful, detailed photographs of the artist’s studio—including her inspirational “wall of drawings”—are featured alongside reproductions from Bontecou’s sketchbooks. This book is an intimate insight into the creative process of the artist.


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Lee Bontecou

LEE BONTECOU

Edited with text by Joan Banach, Jeremy Melius, Laura Stamps, Benno Tempel.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783960980667 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 7/25/2017
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