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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSBruce Conner: 2000 BC
WALKER ART CENTER
Hardcover, 10 x 13 in. / 272 pgs / 75 color / 175 bw. | 11/2/1999 | In stock
ISBN 9780935640618 | $59.95
Bruce Conner: The 70s
MODERNE KUNST NüRNBERG
Clth, 7.75 x 10 in. / 218 pgs / 150 color. | 4/30/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783869841601 | $60.00
Painting, Drawing, Film
Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg.
Edited by Gerald Matt, Barbara Steffen. Text by Ursula Blickle, Gerald Matt, Thomas Mießgang, Michelle Silva, Barbara Steffen, Malcolm Turvey.
Few artists have contributed seminal works to as many genres as Bruce Conner (1933-2008). An assemblage artist famed for his use of nylon stockings, he also pioneered the use of found footage and the high-speed film editing now familiar to us from MTV, and was one of the earliest filmmakers to use pop and soul music on his soundtracks. In the 1960s, Conner collaborated with Toni Basil (of "Mickey" fame) on his dance film Breakaway, and in the 1970s with Devo, David Byrne and Brian Eno on music videos. This survey examines the formal parallels between Conner's works as an artist and filmmaker, and looks at drawings, oil and acrylic paintings, lithographs, prints, photograms and photographs alongside three of Conner's best-known films: Breakaway (1966), Crossroads (1976), and Marilyn Times Five (1968-1973).
Clth, 7.75 x 10 in. / 218 pgs / 150 color.
PUB DATE 4/30/2011
CATALOG: SPRING 2011 p. 80
ISBN 9783869841601 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $60.00 CDN $70.00
STATUS: Out of stock
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Published by Walker Art Center.
Photographs by Bruce Conner. Edited by Joan Rothfuss. Contributions by Kathy Halbreich, Bruce Jenkins, Peter Boswell.
Bruce Conner (1933-2008) first came to prominence in the late 1950s as a leader of the assemblage movement in California. Conner had close ties with poets of the San Francisco Renaissance (particularly Michael McClure) as well as with artists such as Wallace Berman, George Herms, Jess and Jay DeFeo. Conner's use of nylon stockings in his assemblages quickly won him notoriety, and saw his work included in Peter Selz's classic 1961 Art of Assemblage show at MoMA. Around this time, Conner also turned to film-making, and produced in swift succession a number of short films that helped to pioneer the rapid edit and the use of pop music among independent film-makers. Conner's innovative editing techniques and decidedly dark vision of American culture laid the foundation for later Hollywood directors such as Dennis Hopper (a friend and collaborator of Conner's, who frequently acknowledged his influence) and David Lynch. A long overdue and significant addition to the understanding of twentieth-century American art and cinema, 2000 BC: The Bruce Conner Story Part II represents the most comprehensive book to date on Conner's work from the 1950s to the present. The authors elucidate Conner's work in film, assemblage, drawing, printmaking, collage,and photograms, as well as his more ephemeral gestures, actions, protests and "escapes" from the art world. This beautifully designed clothbound monograph is a landmark publication for anyone interested in contemporary art, film, culture and the Beat era.
Hardcover, 10 x 13 in. / 272 pgs / 75 color / 175 bw.
PUB DATE 11/2/1999
CATALOG: FALL 1999 p. 80
ISBN 9780935640618 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $59.95 CDN $70.00
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