This volume highlights the work of American artist Leon Polk Smith (1906-96), one of the founders of the hard-edge style of minimalist art, who rose to prominence in the late 1950s and early 1960s with his distinctive shaped canvas series. While his minimalist peers were shifting away from modernism, Smith was wholeheartedly advancing the formal and rational elements of the modernist tradition, in particular the legacy of Mondrian. Published for a 2017 exhibition at Lisson Gallery, this book focuses on paintings and drawings from the artistís seminal Constellation series from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The publication features an essay by the poet and writer John Yau, alongside color reproductions of each of the works included in the exhibition. An illustrated chronology details the artistís life and work, including previously unpublished archival material.
PUBLISHER Lisson Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9 x 11.5 in. / 96 pgs / 51 color / 13 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/27/2018 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 124
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780947830618TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00
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