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Robert Overby: Works 1969–1987

Edited by Alessandro Rabottini, Andrea Bellini, Martin Clark. Text by Andrea Bellini, Martin Clark, Robin Clark, Alison M. Gingeras, Terry R. Myers, Alessandro Rabottini.

"Dark Event Test" from the <I>Stretch Test</I> series, 23 May 1970, is reproduced from <I>Robert Overby: Works 1969–1987</I>.Despite his prolific and diverse practice, Robert Overby (1935–93) remains one of the best kept secrets in postwar American art. Rarely exhibiting during his lifetime, Overby—who worked for much of his life as a graphic designer in Los Angeles—nevertheless built up an extraordinary, multifaceted body of work encompassing sculpture, installation, painting, photography, print and collage. He is perhaps best known for his doors, windows and building facades cast in rubber, latex and concrete, a series of works that set off a rigorous period of experimentation with materials and a consistent exploration of the human condition and its decay. This monograph is published on the occasion of the first survey exhibition of the artist's work to be organized in Europe, which brings together more than 50 of Overby's works drawn from European and American collections.

"Dark Event Test" from the Stretch Test series, 23 May 1970, is reproduced from Robert Overby: Works 1969–1987.

Robert Overby: Works 1969–1987

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/4/2015

Robert Overby: Works 1969–1987

Robert Overby: "Rubber Sock", 18 February 1971

"For a brief but intensely fertile period during the early 1970s, Robert Overby produced an evocative, sensual, and contradictory series of sculptures that conflated architectural elements with references to the human body," Robin Clark writes in Mousse Publishing's outstanding new monograph, Robert Overby: Works 1969-1987. "The resulting 'body of work' constitutes a thematic exploration of both the body and work—the process and labor required to make objects that refer eloquently to the passage of time, complete with insistent desire, rueful humor, and an inevitable sense of loss." Rubber Sock, 18 February 1971, is a "cast-rubber object pigmented the peculiar pink that was once known as 'flesh' in the color spectrum of Crayola crayons. The impression of a small article of clothing discarded by Overby’s young stepdaughter, Rubber Sock inspired four major casting projects concerning latex and architecture, each with its own unique character and narrative." continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/3/2015

Robert Overby: Works 1969–1987

Robert Overby: "Space No. 9 (Study for RTO)" (1969)

"Space No. 9 (Study for RTO)" (1969) is reproduced from Robert Overby: Works 1969-1987, Mousse Publishing's excellent new survey of the increasingly prominent artist who died, in 1993, both supremely disappointed with and inveterately resistant to the meager attentions paid by the art world in his lifetime. Essayist Terry R. Myers writes, "I'm convinced that his work will never fit quite right into history, and I think this is how it should be. In some ways he's now getting what he wanted all along: work that quickly became and will remain a perpetual irritation, an itch that won't be scratched away, even if and when the latex rubber, in what have become his most celebrated works, turns—paraphrasing a postcard he prepared but never sent in response to John Weber's cancellation—from dust to mud." continue to blog


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Robert Overby: 336 to 1 August 1973-July 1969

ROBERT OVERBY: 336 TO 1 AUGUST 1973-JULY 1969

Edited and with text by Robert Overby.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037643303 | US $29.95

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
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