Hardback104 PagesSize: 280 × 240 mm
ISBN: 9781848221369Publication: February 02, 2015

Willard Boepple Sculpture

The Sense of Things

Karen Wilkin, with a Foreword by Michael Fried


  • First monograph on American sculptor Willard Boepple - one of the most original and compelling abstract sculptors working today
  • Author Karen Wilkin links Boepple's work to that of predecessors and peers such as Mondrian, David Smith, Kenneth Noland and Isaac Witkin

Willard Boepple Sculpture: The Sense of Things surveys the mature work of one of the most original and compelling abstract sculptors working today. The art Boepple has produced since the 1970s focuses on corporeal proportions and allusions, evoking the human body metaphorically rather than via direct figuration.

This, the first monograph on Willard Boepple, locates the artist's work within the context of modernist constructed sculpture. It pays particular attention to Boepple's chosen ancestors and sources and his relationship with his peers, in order to emphasize the originality of his sculpture. An in-depth, illustrated exploration of Boepple's most achieved abstract sculptures in various media and scales, from the 1980s to the present, is complemented by discussion of pivotal earlier works and a recent series of monoprints, highlighting the persistence of particular themes and motifs and the full, broad range of Boepple's artistic concerns.

This insightful yet accessible book will appeal to all those interested in sculpture and contemporary manifestations of modernism, including collectors, museum professionals and visitors, students and artists.

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