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Mel Bochner – Blah Blah Blah Blah

Mel Bochner, Blah Blah Blah is a unique Monoprint with collage, engraving, embossment, and paint on Twinrocker handmade paper.  This artwork made in 2012 is signed and dated in pencil in the upper left recto.

Bochner’s attitude to both photography and painting is ambivalent. He has taken photographs which allude to the condition of painting: smears of Vaseline on glass, wriggles of shaving foam flecked with red (like raspberry sauce dribbled on whipped cream, or the aftermath of a bathroom shaving accident). These images are both compelling and nasty to contemplate.

Operating between the poles of pleasure and revulsion, intelligence and rank stupidity, Bochner has it every which way. He searches for meaning and revels in none. Throughout his long career (he is now in his 80s) he has been an ideas man, and has returned again and again to painting: geometric shapes daubed directly on the wall, one-colour canvases hung in a row and, since the early 1990s, works in which words are the only images.

Title

Blah Blah Blah Blah

Medium

Collage, Engraving, Monoprint

Year

2012

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed, dated

Size 11.5 x 8.5 (in)
29 x 22 (cm)
Price SOLD
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Mel Bochner, Blah Blah Blah is a unique Monoprint with collage, engraving, embossment, and paint on Twinrocker handmade paper.  This artwork made in 2012 is signed and dated in pencil in the upper left recto.

Bochner’s attitude to both photography and painting is ambivalent. He has taken photographs which allude to the condition of painting: smears of Vaseline on glass, wriggles of shaving foam flecked with red (like raspberry sauce dribbled on whipped cream, or the aftermath of a bathroom shaving accident). These images are both compelling and nasty to contemplate.

Operating between the poles of pleasure and revulsion, intelligence and rank stupidity, Bochner has it every which way. He searches for meaning and revels in none. Throughout his long career (he is now in his 80s) he has been an ideas man, and has returned again and again to painting: geometric shapes daubed directly on the wall, one-colour canvases hung in a row and, since the early 1990s, works in which words are the only images.

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Title

Blah Blah Blah Blah

Medium

Collage, Engraving, Monoprint

Year

2012

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed, dated

Size 11.5 x 8.5 (in)
29 x 22 (cm)
Price SOLD