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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Artist, Lee Bontecou

LEE BONTECOU
Lee Bontecou: All Freedom in Every Sense
Museum of Modern Art, NY
Through September 27, 2010













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The most comprehensive exhibition of work created by artist, Lee Bontecou (American, b. 1931), is on view until September 27 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA QNS), Queens, NY
Featuring 53 sculptures and 52 drawings, not only from public and private collections, but from the artist's own collection, the exhibition documents the breadth and complexity of Ms. Bontecou's work from the late 1950s through 2000.
The exhibition features, ..."richly evocative forms that conjure biological, geological and technological motifs..." - work drawing upon themes issuing out of the natural world - both wondrous and horrific


















The artist's awe-inspiring sculpture (above), created over a period of 18 years (1980-1998), is the centerpiece of the exhibition at MOMA. An untitled mobile, the sculpture appears as a galaxy of stars and planet-like forms which, as stated by the artist, encompass  "as much of life as possible - no barriers - no boundaries - all freedom in every sense.

Photograph, above:
Lee Bontecou, American, born 1931
Untitled. 1980-1998
Welded steel, porcelain, wire mesh, canvas, and wire. 7 x 8 x 6' (213.4 x 243.8 x 182.9 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Philip Johnson (by exchange) and the Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Bequest Fund
© 2010 Lee Bontecou

For more information: Museum of Modern Art
Video created by Plowshares Media

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