Saturday, May 3, 2014

Word Art: Me and Mel Brochner

Inspired by Ken Johnson's article, May 1, 2014: Art & Design | Art Review, The Secret Power of Synonyms

Mel Bochner Turns Up the Volume in ‘Strong Language’ Words have been the subjects and primary constituents of the enigmatic yet acerbically provocative paintings Mel Bochner has been creating over the past 12 years. “Mel Bochner: Strong Language,” an elegantly produced exhibition at the Jewish Museum, gives them their due and traces their roots back to text-based works that Mr. Bochner created in the ’60s and early ’70s, when he was one of New York’s pre-eminent Conceptual artists.


Eat it now!
Now, Eat it!


Sans charbon
Zola a dit ‘en

Eluded  intruded– denuded.

A Limirick:

A scholar with oodles of dish

Wrote books on his old L. C. Smith.

Why don’t we suppose (we also propose)
That his gossip was brim full of pith

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