Unconcealed  The International Network of Conceptual Artists 1967–77: Dealers, Exhibitions and Public Collections

By Sophie Richard; edited by Lynda Morris
Ridinghouse 2009 in association with Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich
£25  |  $59.95

24.6 × 18.9 cm  |  9 7/8 × 7 1/2
Softback
512 pp, 32 b&w ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 17 3

Emerging in the late 1960s, Conceptual art was spurred by a network of artists, dealers, curators and critics. These little-known connections are detailed for the first time in this indispensable volume.


A detailed account of a decade of artistic activity is accompanied by an extensive set of previously unpublished data, charting the exhibitions and sales of Conceptual works to galleries, public institutions and private collections.

 

The relationships, support structures and strategies of dealer galleries – such as Konrad Fischer, Wide White Space and Lisson Gallery to promote artists such as Marcel Broodthaers, Richard Long and Lawrence Weiner – are revealed and make fascinating reading.

 

Including numerous interviews with key figures of the period, Unconcealed exposes the new dealing, curatorial, collecting and teaching methods formed in this decade that continue to be critical to today’s art world.

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