Bram Bogart

Bram Bogart

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Exhibition Catalog

White Cube Mason's Yard, London, 2020.

100 pp. Well illustrated (some col.). 34 x 25 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9781910844427

This is the first book published by White Cube on the work of this important Dutch born, Belgian artist Bram Bogart (1921-2012). Spanning a lifetime of work, between 1959 and the mid-1990s, the focus is on the 1960s and 1970s - two key decades in Bogart's career. Bogart was primarily an abstract painter who immersed himself in the formal concerns of painting. Foregrounding gesture, colour and the physical materiality of paint itself, his works are characterised by their rich, almost sculptural accumulations of painted matter. Newly photographed for this publication, the vivid colours and physical impact of his paintings are brought to life through generous reproductions accompanied by rarely seen archival photographs taken at important moments of the artist's life, often intimate and always revealing. An essay by Dr Flavia Frigeri which brings new insights into the development of the artist's practice and his broad range of influences is published alongside the artist's own statement. Serving as an invaluable resource to an understanding of the work, in this extended text originally published in 1987, Bogart honestly and succinctly articulates the ideas that informed the development of this unique form of 'sculptural painting'. Contributors: Dr Flavia Frigeri is an art historian and curator, and Teaching Fellow in the History of Art Department at University College London.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Netherlands -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 -- Painting --

Artist(s): Bogart, Bram

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