Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Christian Rattemeyer, Rita Gonzalez, Jesse Willebring.
Based in Los Angeles, conceptual artist Karl Haendel (born 1976) is known for his large-scale graphite drawings, installations, videos and public projects. His practice is driven by his interest in the semiotic function of images and texts: how they are used to form both personal and cultural meaning, values and beliefs.
Pulling from a broad-ranging and idiosyncratic archive of found, stock and self-made images, Haendelís works engage in a critical assessment and interpretation of themes ranging from masculinity to ethical responsibility and the mediation of political events and public personas. This first monograph on Haendelís work assembles his oeuvre of the past 17 years.
Published by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Essay by Gloria Sutton. Interview by Gabriel Ritter.
This young Los Angeles artist makes precise pencil drawings of appropriated source materials, whether New Yorker cartoons, advertisements, news stories, photojournalistic pictures or fine artworks. He has copied everything from Uncle Sam posters to Dick Cheney's head to Robert Longo.