John McCracken

Works from 1963-2011



ISBN: 9781934435755 Category:

Anne Reeve


John McCracken (1934-2011) occupies a singular position within the recent history of American art, as his work melds the restrained formal qualities of Minimalist sculpture with a distinctly West Coast sensibility expressed through colour, form and finish.

He developed his early sculptural work while studying painting at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in the late 1950s and early 1960s. While experimenting with increasingly three-dimensional canvases, the artist began to produce objects made with industrial materials, including plywood, sprayed lacquer and pigmented resin, creating the highly reflective, smooth surfaces that he was to become known for.

This catalogue charts the evolution of McCracken’s diverse Ĺ“uvre, encompassing both well-known and lesser-seen examples of the artist’s production from the early 1960s up through his death in 2011, presenting a range of sculptures, paintings and sketches.

Additional information

Weight 1830 g
Dimensions 27.6 x 32.4 cm
Publisher name David Zwirner Books
Publication date 1 March 2015
Number of pages 194
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Robin Clark
Dimensions 27.6 x 32.4 cm
Weight 1830 g


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