Oceans of Love: The Uncontainable Gregory Battcock

Oceans of Love: The Uncontainable Gregory Battcock
Author: -
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Language: English
Pages: 256
Size: 24.2 x 17.6 x 1.4 cm
Weight: 520 g
Binding: -
ISBN: 9783863359331
Availability: In stock
Price: €24.95
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The publication is the first book to present a selection of Gregory Battcock's prefaces and essays (from Minimalism, Idea Art, Why Art?, and other books), as well as columns published in underground newspapers in the 1970s.

Edited by Joseph Grigely, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Grazer Kunstverein.
With an introduction by Joseph Grigely, published by König Books.

By chance, Joseph Grigely (*1956 in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts) discovered the collected estate of Gregory Battcock abandoned in a warehouse in 1992. Battcock (*1937 in New York, †1980 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) was a critic and key figure of the New York art scene of the 1960s and 70s. He wrote on Minimal Art, Concept Art, video and performance art, and championed artists who newly defined the borders of contemporary art. Prompted by this fortunate find, Grigely began academically and artistically engaging with the life and work of Battcock, an endeavor lasting until today.