Exhibition string & rope. New York Sidney Janis Gallery.

Exhibition string & rope

New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1970. 38 illustrations. [28] pp. Black paper covers decorated in white. 28 x 21.7 cm. An interesting and influential "theme" show of works involving string or rope. It manages to connect most of the major currents of the 1960s and earlier: Dada and Surrealism (Duchamp, Schwitters, Arp, Man Ray); Cubism (Picasso); Abstract Expressionism (Pollock); Pop (Rauschenberg, Oldenburg, Roanquist, Dine, Indiana, Johns); figuration (Segal); Conceptualism (Whitman, Picabia, Christo, Watts, Hesse, Nauman, Saret, Kuehn, Sandback, Levine, Weiner, Kaprow) and many others. The entries range from Flanagan's "3 space rope," a 33-foot-long hawser worming its way along the floor to a photo of Duchamp's famous installation of the 1941 exhibition "First papers of Surrealism," with a mile of string forming webs throughout a gallery. Man Ray's 1920 "The enigma of Isidore Ducasse" seems to foreshadow Christo's "Wrapped Coast" in Sydney, Australia. Some wear to covers. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order. Item #44511

Price: $150.00