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Suzanne Bocanegra on Mel Bochner

There is a paradox at the center of Theory of Painting—the graph paper gives it away. It is a set of instructions about how to make something: a plan, an architectural description of a kind of sequential change. And yet, it’s four drawings. Mel Bochner is making something and thinking about making something at the same time.

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Terry Winters on Mel Bochner


Body double

Power grid

Linear perspective

Time interval


Split decision

Multiple positioning

Tumbling dice

Local color

Sempiternal truth

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