Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota: Walker Art Center, 1999
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 105099
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Green and beige cloth-covered boards with tipped-in title and black-and-white plate on cover, and title stamped in black and white on spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs, films, prints, paintings and mixed-media works by Bruce Conner. Text by Kathy Halbreich, Peter Boswell, Joan Rothfuss and Bruce Jenkins. Includes an exhibition checklist, selected exhibition history, selected bibliography, filmography, selected film bibliography and an index. Designed by Andrew Blauvelt with Erin Mulcahy. 280 pp., profusely illustrated with 75 four-color and 175 black-and-white plates, including numerous reference illustrations, finely printed in Germany by Cantz. 13-1/4 x 10 inches.
Published on the occasion of a major 1999-2001 exhibition opening at the Walter Art Center, Minneapolis, and traveling to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
From the Walker Art Center: "For the past four decades, Bruce Conner's work has defied easy categorization. Last seen at the Walker as part of the exhibition Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965, he is perhaps best known for his landmark assemblages and kinetic, short films of the 1950s and 1960s. But Conner has also done extraordinary work in painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, printmaking, and photography. Today Conner is recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation.
2000 BC: THE BRUCE CONNER STORY PART II presents some 150 works in a broad range of media to provide a much-needed introduction to the variety of work by this prolific artist. However, it is not a retrospective. As the exhibition title suggests, there are many other parts to the Bruce Conner story, as yet untold. This one places special emphasis on his filmmaking and his exploration of the physical, metaphorical, and metaphysical properties of light and dark."
This catalogue received the second-place prize in the 1999-2000 International Association of Art Critics /USA Awards.