By Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
The artist Lee Lozano (1930--1999) begun her profession as a painter; her
paintings speedily developed from figuration to abstraction. within the past due Nineteen Sixties, she created
a huge sequence of 11 monochromatic Wave work, her last
within the medium. regardless of her achievements as a painter, Lozano is better identified for two
acts of refusal, either one of which she undertook as works of art: Untitled (General
Strike Piece), started in 1969, during which she minimize herself off from the
advertisement paintings international for a time; and the so-called Boycott Piece,
which started in 1971 as a month-long scan meant to enhance communique but
turned an everlasting hiatus from chatting with or without delay interacting with ladies. In
this publication, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer examines Lozano's Dropout Piece,
the fruits of her perform, her maximum scan in artwork and endurance,
encompassing all her withdrawals, and finishing simply together with her burial in an unmarked
And but, even if Dropout Piece is
between Lozano's most vital works, it could possibly now not exist in any respect. there's no
traditional paintings to be exhibited, no functionality occasion to be documented.
Lehrer-Graiwer perspectives Dropout Piece as leveraging the artist's
whole perform and embodying her artistic intelligence, her radicality, and her
depth. Combining artwork background, analytical inquiry, and journalistic
research, Lehrer-Graiwer examines not just Lozano's act of chucking up the sponge but
additionally the evolution through the years of Dropout Piece within the context of
the artist's perform in ny and her next lifestyles in Dallas.
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R. Lippard, Six Years, op. cit. , p. xx. See additionally Susanne Neuburger and Hedwig Saxenhuber (ed. ), brief Careers (exh. cat. ), Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), 2004, p. sixty one. eight ‘Life-Art’ is the artist’s time period. It refers in her notebooks to paintings that hired behaviour, details, strength and motion as its media. those works also are observed, by means of others greater than Lozano, as ‘language items’ (see observe 5). See Iris Müller-Westermann’s ‘“Making artwork is the best Act of All” Lee Lozano’s Investigations’, in I. Müller-Westermann (ed. ), Lee Lozano (exh. cat. ), Stockholm and Ostfildern: Moderne Museet and Hatje Cantz, 2010. nine ‘I multiply every little thing via t (time), specially humans. ’ NB4, 24 September 1969, p. forty three. 10 Roman Jakobson, ‘On a iteration that Squandered Its Poets’, Language in Literature (ed. Krystyna Pomorska and Stephen Rudy), Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard collage Press, 1987, p. 290. Dropout Piece | ninety five 11 Rosalind E. Krauss, ‘Life with Picasso Sketchbook No. ninety two, 1926’, in Arnold Glimcher and Mark Glimcher (ed. ), Je Suis Le Cahier: The Sketchbooks of Picasso (exh. cat. ), long island: The Atlantic per thirty days Press, 1986, p. 118. 12 Lee Lozano, ‘Lecture at NSCAD, Halifax, July sixteen, 1971', reproduced in Adam Szymczyk (ed. ), Lee Lozano: Win First Dont final Win final Dont Care (exh. cat. ), Basel: Schwabe AG, 2006, p. 162. thirteen NB1, 22 April 1968, p. 27. The asterisk corresponds to the next addendum: ‘By twist of fate I begin this virtually precisely a yr later. ’ 14 Verball used to be an alternative name for discussion Piece (1969), and is pointed out inside of Lozano's ‘write-up’ of that piece. See L. Lozano, discussion Piece, reproduced in A. Szymczyk (ed. ), Lee Lozano, op. cit. p. one hundred fifty. 15 NB2, 22 June 1969, p. eighty two. sixteen telephone dialog with Billy Bryant Copley, 17 September 2007. 17 NB8, March 1970, p. 17. 18 L. Lozano, Untitled (1970), reproduced in A. Szymczyk (ed. ), Lee Lozano, op. cit. , p. 208. 19 NB8, five April 1970, p. 114. Lozano really re-outlines POUT, and underlines it particularly. See fig. 1 during this e-book. 20 NB2, four June 1969, p. sixty eight. 21 NB4, 1 October 1969, pp. 47–47a 22 L. Lozano, Throwing Up Piece, reproduced in A. Szymczyk (ed. ), Lee Lozano, op. cit. , p. 129. 23 explanation Piece had, in flip, pop out of the open-ended discussion Piece (see notice 14). all started a number of months past, it incorporated a discussion with Marcia Tucker, then a newly minted curator on the Whitney Museum of yankee paintings, whose first significant express, ‘Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials’, had simply ended. Their dialog on 28 July 1969 (the related day explanation Piece was once made) is logged discussion Piece’s ‘write-up’: ‘Marcia Tucker remains three hrs, asks sturdy questions, excessive if a little bit gossip-ish discussion, yet she enjoys the play. discussion that means. ’ 24 NB2, c. 31 July 1969, p. 109. ninety six | Lee Lozano 25 Lozano was once now not sure by means of gallery illustration on the time. 26 L. Lozano, Piece, reproduced in A. Szymczyk (ed. ), Lee Lozano, op. cit. , p. a hundred and sixty. See fig. 6 during this ebook. 27 On pp. 60, 25 and 26 respectively. 28 also, in 1973, elements of normal Strike Piece, I Ching Piece, discussion Piece and Grass Piece have been integrated in L.