Published by Marlborough. Text by Maurizio Cattelan, Charlie Stuckey.
More than a half-century of drawings made through “unsighted” chance procedures, from conceptualist William Anastasi
In 1977, the New York–based artist William Anastasi (born 1933) began playing chess with John Cage. At that time, Anastasi was living in Harlem and would travel to Cage’s 18th Street apartment via the subway.
The journey became the perfect opportunity to revive his earlier experiments of creating seismographic “unsighted” drawings. With a lap-size sheet of paper, Anastasi allowed the movement of the subway to literally “make" the drawing.
The Blind Drawings: 1963–2018 were created using two-dozen "unsighted" strategies. With works spanning 56 years, this volume gathers Anastasi’s Dot Drawings, Subway Drawings, Walking Drawings, Pocket Drawings, Blind Self-Portraits, Waterfall Drawings, X Drawings, Eyebrow Drawings, Burst Drawings, Resignation Drawings, Drop Drawings and Still Drawings.
Published by Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center. Essays by Fausing, Bent, Thomas McEvilley.
William Anastasi had a profound effect on the art of his generation, influencing such artists as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Eva Hesse, Robert Smithson and others. A pioneer of conceptual art, he continues to produce work to this day, recently focusing on pieces that contain the word "Jew." This catalogue presents a selection of works from throughout his career in a variety of media.
PUBLISHER Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8 x 8 in. / 72 pgs / 18 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2001 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2001
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788788860702TRADE List Price: $12.00 CDN $15.00