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From abstract sculptures and collage to furniture and large-scale works, the work of Austrian artist Franz West (1947–2012) is unrestrainedly irreverent and also profoundly philosophical. His papier-mâché pieces that were intentionally made to be handled explore an immediate relationship between art and audience. Extending this theme, he later created playful pieces that doubled as seats and communal spaces. Throughout his career, West collaborated with numerous artists, musicians, writers, and photographers, many of whom are interviewed in this book.
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|Publisher:||Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.87(d)|
About the Author
Christine Macel is chief curator at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Mark Godfrey is senior curator of international art (Europe and Americas), Tate Modern, London.