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Dan Graham: Nuggets: New and Old Writing on Art, Architecture, and Culture

Dan Graham: Nuggets: New and Old Writing on Art, Architecture, and Culture
Library Shelf Location 05.GRAH
Publication Date 2013
Description

Dan Graham (born in 1942, lives in New York City), began directing the John Daniels Gallery (NY) in 1964, where he put on Sol LeWitt's first one-man show. In the group shows he organized he exhibited the works of Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and Robert Smithson. Like these artists, Graham considered himself a writer-artist, publishing essays and reviews on rock music, Eisenhower's paintings, and Dean Martin's television show. His earliest work dealt with the magazine page, and one of his seminal early works was a series of magazine-style photographs with text, “Homes for America” (1966–1967). Focusing on cultural phenomena, and incorporating photography, video, performance, glass and mirror structures, Dan Graham's practice has become a key part of the Conceptual art canon. He is a highly influential figure in the field of contemporary art, both as a practitioner and as a well-respected critic and theorist.

This volume brings together texts written on various artists he admires, as well as interviews collected since the 1990s, most notably on his large-scale installations incorporating mirrors—a culmination of his long examination of the psychological relationship between people and architecture.

This book is part of the “Positions” series, co-published with Les presses du réel and dedicated to artists' writings.

Co-published with ECU Press, Vancouver.

ISBN 9783037641989
Quantity 1
Pages 160
Author Dan Graham
Format Softcover
Related Artists Carl Andre, Atelier Bow-wow, John Chamberlain, Joe Colombo, Darcy Lange, Claes Oldenburg, Jeff Wall, Peter Zumthor
Category Art Theory/Criticism

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