Allan Kaprow, Robert Smithson, and the Limits to Art by Philip Ursprung, Fiona Elliott

By Philip Ursprung, Fiona Elliott

This leading edge research of 2 of an important artists of the 20 th century hyperlinks the paintings practices of Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson of their makes an attempt to check the boundaries of art--both what it really is and the place it's. Ursprung offers a cosmopolitan but obtainable research, putting the 2 artists firmly within the paintings international of the Nineteen Sixties in addition to within the artwork historic discourse of the next many years. even supposing their practices have been particularly varied, they either prolonged the studio and gallery into desolate tract landscapes, deserted warehouses, commercial websites, teach stations, and different areas. Ursprung bolsters his argument with titanic archival examine and sociological and fiscal versions of enlargement and boundaries.

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