H.C. Westermann: Selected Work

Text by Michael Rooks

This catalogue is published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Zwirner & Wirth in 2007, which brings together a group of ten key works that exemplify H.C. Westermann\s innovative use of traditional craft techniques to create a body of sculptural work that remains uniquely situated in the canon of 20th Century art. From the late 1950s until his death in 1981, Westermann worked with a number of materials and formal devices to address a range of personal, literary, artistic, and pop-cultural references. The artist's sculptural oeuvre is distinguished by its intricate craftsmanship, in which wood, metal, glass, and other materials are laboriously hand-tooled, and by its ability to convey an offbeat, often humorous, individualistic sensibility.


Publisher: Zwirner & Wirth

Contributors: Michael Rooks

Designer: Matthew Polhamus

Printer: Transcontinental Litho Acme, Montreal

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Softcover

Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in | 20.9 x 26.7 cm

Pages: 36

Reproductions: 10 color

ISBN: 9780977356874

Retail: $25

Status: Available