B. Wurtz: Pan Paintings

B. Wurtz: Pan Paintings
Library Shelf Location 18.WURT
Publication Date 29 Sep 2020

For nearly five decades New York-based artist B. Wurtz (born 1948) has transformed humble materials and discarded objects into humorous and wryly beautiful works of art. This full-color, Swiss-bound monograph focuses on the artist's iconic series of "pan paintings" made on disposable aluminum roasting pans and to-go containers. In 1990, Wurtz discovered patterns stamped in the bottom of these mass-produced products and grasped their potential as "readymade abstract paintings." In the three decades since, he has worked across a wide variety of pan shapes and sizes, applying dazzling combinations of color using the patterns as predetermined compositions. Pan Paintings provides the first overview of the various permutations in color and shape that comprise this long-term series. The book includes an essay by art historian and curator Erica Cooke which considers this critically acclaimed body of work and its deep entanglement with the craft-oriented ethos and amateur culture of postwar America.

ISBN 9780578634302
Quantity 1
Pages 104pp, 25.6cm x 25.3cm
Editor Barney Kulok
Author Erica Cooke
Format Hardback
Publisher Hunters Point Press, New York
Related Artist B.Wurtz
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keyword Painting
Language English

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