Joe Zucker by John ElderfieldJoe Zucker by John Elderfield

Joe Zucker

byJohn Elderfield, Terry R. Myers, Alex Bacon

Hardcover | December 5, 2017

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The first comprehensive monograph on the art of Joe Zucker, this career-spanning survey deals with all the artist’s various bodies of work, from his grid paintings of the 1960s to his latest work, including the monumental 1000 Brushstrokes (2015–2016). Zucker’s art is rooted in a conceptual framework where tools, materials, processes, procedures, content, and subject matter are all interrelated.

Zucker has flown under the radar of larger public awareness due to the frequent transformations in his art from one style to another, and thus his work has not been easily characterized and identified. Nevertheless, he has forged a powerful artistic persona as a process artist with a certain pop inflection, who not only grapples with formal and theoretical concerns but also explores themes of history, culture, and Americana. Working with materials ranging from cotton balls, sash cord, peg boards and squeegees to acrylic and rhoplex, and exploring such themes as the grid, the history of cotton, ancient civilizations, an assortment of “dubious characters,” paintings that paint themselves, as well as meditations on the studio, Zucker merges materials, process, and content—abstract and otherwise—to produce compelling works of extraordinary inventiveness, irony, and passion.

Phong Bui is an artist, writer, curator, and publisher of The Brooklyn Rail.
Title:Joe ZuckerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 10 × 5 × 0.98 inPublished:December 5, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500239657

ISBN - 13:9780500239650