Lee Lozano, Tools


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Force and power from Lee Lozano, a major conceptual artist and painter of the post war American era. This linen bound artists book collects Lozano's early drawings of workshop tools. The reproductions are printed onto an elegant, uncoated, light grey paper stock. An essay by Sabine Folie, 'Tools of Pleasure and Violence', comes at the end.

From a limited edition of 500. Out of print. This copy is in fine condition, with some very minor wear to the cover (please see images). Design by An Art Service. 

'A collection of Lee Lozano’s drawings from the years 1963-1964. In these early works, Lozano subjects tools—screwdrivers and bolts, staple guns and hammers—to violent aesthetic scrutiny, fleshing out these objects’ manifest chauvinist sexuality into a wildly disinhibited reinterpretation. In Lozano’s hands, screws are no longer a neutral means to hang a painting or set a bookshelf but rather explicit euphemisms of sexist logic: anthropomorphized machines aggressively screwing in and out of each other in acts of overdetermined functionality, regardless of pain or pleasure.'

Text by Sabine Folie, An Art Service, New York, 2011, 98 pages, hardcover, 11 × 8 12 inches