SPRAYED WORKS FROM 1929 TO 2015
isbn 9781938748189 GAGOSIAN
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This extensive exhibition spanning four generations explores the myriad ways in which artists have employed the impulsive yet de-personalized and non-gestural forces of spray. It begins with Paul Klee's work on paper Seltsames Theater (1929), where he improvised with a blowpipe to achieve hazy background effects in a circus scene. This tentative experiment presaged the bold and diverse artistic licence that would come with the post-war advent of aerosol paint as a consumer product and the use of the industrial paint compressor. With work by, among many others, Tauba Auerbach, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kim Gordon, Katharina Grosse, Anish Kapoor, Harmony Korine, Takashi Murakami, and Ed Ruscha.
232 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 29 cm, pb, English