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Bernard Frize
Bernard Frize

Bernard Frize

Contemporary Painters Series


144 Pages, 9.5 x 11.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $49.99 (US $49.99) (CA $66.99)

Publication Date: July 2019

ISBN 9781848223479

Rights: US, CA & CN

Lund Humphries (Jul 2019)

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This is the first full-length monograph on the paintings of Bernard Frize, an artist whose work straddles movements and styles from Color Field to Minimalism, Fluxus, and Conceptual Art. Frize's works utilize a carefully constructed range of tools, processes, choreography, and collaboration to catalog, in complex and unexpected abstract form and color, the possibilities of his chosen materials. Emerging from the post-war School of Paris and Supports/Surfaces groups, from the politicized 1970s onward, Frize swam against the tide of opinion regarding painting's apparent obsolescence to develop a painting practice that could express political commitment and social concerns, while avoiding both overt statement and pure decoration. David Rhodes' text provides a detailed consideration of all stages of Frize's development, from the earliest works to the present, covering technical changes in picture-making, Frize's changing position in relation to painting, as well as the wider conversation about painting itself and the evolution of the international art market.

Author Biography

David Rhodes is a painter, writer, and critic based in New York. He writes regularly for Art Critical, Art Forum and The Brooklyn Rail.