Lynda Benglis, 2009
Text by Frank Gautherot, Caroline Hancock, Seungduk Kim, eds.
255 pages, Hardcover
Published by Les presses du reel
Lynda Benglis is one of Americas most important artists. After starting her career as a painter/sculptor in the mid 1960s in New York she became a leader of Post Minimalism along with Richard Serra, Eva Hesse and Bruce Nauman. Her interest in process led her to expand the possibilities of material from latex pourings and expansions to more precious materials such as glass and gold. Spanning 40 years her creative output ranges from early wax reliefs and polyurethane sculptures, cantilevered installations, to videos, Polaroids as well as work in ceramics, glass, paper and neon. This important monograph is published on the occasion of a travelling exhibition with venues in Dublin, Eindhoven, Dijon, Rhode Island and the New Museum in New York. Essays by Elisabeth Lebovici, Judith Tannenbaum, Caroline Hancock, Franck Gautherot, Laura Hoptman and an artist statement by Richard Tuttle. Also includes a chapter on the controversial Artforum ad in November 1974.