Lewis Baltz and Donald Judd, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany

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Installation view September 4 – November 7, 2010 Next to Bernd and Hilla Becher, Stephen Shore and Henry Wessel, Lewis Baltz is one of the most prominent representatives of the New Topographics movement, which was seminal to the development of conceptual photography. Baltz, as well as Donald Judd, were among the artists whose works were shown in the 1970s at the New York gallery of Leo Castelli. The current exhibition at Galerie Thomas Zander now […]

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Bernd Becher: In Memoriam, August 20, 1931— June 22, 2007

  Click image for New York Times obituary  Bernd Becher, 75, influential Minimalist photographer who with his wife, Hilla Becher, was celebrated for black-and-white photographs of industrial structures, died on June 22 in Rostock, Germany, following heart surgery. Bernd and Hilla Becher met while studying at Dusseldorf Academy and were married in 1961. They had their first gallery exhibition in 1963; retrospectives of their work were held at the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (1981), […]

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Conceptual Photography: 1964-1989, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY

  Guiseppe Penone, To Reverse One’s Eyes, 1970 Black & white photograph, 11.5 x 15.5 inches May 9 — June 23, 2007 Zwirner & Wirth presents an exhibition of American and European conceptual photography drawn from a private collection. Spanning the years 1964-1989, the collection, which has been amassed over the last three decades, includes key examples of photo-based conceptual art by artists such as Vito Acconci, Giovanni Anselmo, John Baldessari, Bernd & Hilla Becher, […]

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Better Get Rational, by Dodie Bellamy

Last June I met my friend Margaret Crane for lunch at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We sat outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon, chatting and eating salad. It wasn’t too hot, the air was breathable—a perfect ladies’ date. Then we headed into the museum’s jewel-in-the-crown exhibition, Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s-70s. The show was huge, astonishing, including nearly 200 works by 130+ artists from Europe, North America, and South America. Jesús […]

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