Coplans, John

Provocations

Coplans, J. (1996) Provocations. London: London Projects.


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Introduction by Stuart Morgan
Notes on the Nature of Joseph Cornell 1963
American Painting and Pop Art 1963
Art is Love is God 1964
Mondrian at Santa Barbara 1965
Interview with Edward Ruscha 1965
Abstract Expressionist Ceramics 1966
Jim Turrell 1967
Cezanne’s Watercolors 1967
Kurt Schwitters 1968
Serial Imagery: Definition 1968
Andy Warhol: The Art 1970

Don Judd 1971
Interview with Jasper Johns 1972
Roy Lichtenstein 1972
Primitivism and American Art 1973
Robert Smithson: The Amarillo Ramp 1974
Pasadena’s Collapse and the Simon Takeover: Diary of a Disaster 1975
Weegee the Famous 1977
C. E. Watkins at Yosemite 1978
The Private Eye of Philip Guston 1980
Brancusi as Photographer 1980
Epilogue: A Letter to my Son Joseph 1995


Index A-C

A

Abstract Art in England 241
Abstract Expressionism 8, 21, 22, 23, 25,
43-48,56, 70,94, 107,121,123,127,130, 131, 132, 154, 164
According to What (Johns) 115
Afrum (Turrell) 51
Agee, William 188, 190, 191, 192, 194, 195 Akron Art Museum, Ohio 242
Albany, Joe 27
Albers,Josefl0, 78, 79,84,88,91,92,184 Alloway, Lawrence 11, 21, 25, 97
Andy Warhol (1970) 241
Amarillo Ramp (Smithson) 143-45
American Association of Museum
Directors 196
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York
181
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York 243 Arbus, Diane 212
Armory Show (1913) 15, 23
Arp, Hans 70, 72, 133
Art Alliance 164
Artforum 15, 27, 31, 39, 143, 157, 169, 172,
188,212,241
Art Gallery, University of California,
Irvine 43
Art in America 205, 213
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois 242
Art News 136
Asher, Betty 172
Atkins Museum, Kansas City 21

B

Bauhaus 31, 70, 163
Beaux-Arts tradition 56
Beckett, Samuel 11, 88
Beard, Professor Spencer F. 215
Before and After (Warhol) 95
Bell, Larry 84, 85, 89, 183, 184
Bellamy, Richard 124
Bengston, Al 25, 26, 43
Benjamin, Walter 205, 212
Bent “Blue” (Johns) 115, 118, 119
Bent Stencil (Johns) 116
Berman, Wallace 10, 27-29
Bird in Space (Brancusi) 233-34
Black (Stella) 90
Black Power 11
Black Raku (Craig Kauffman/Robert
Irwin) 44
Blue Four 162, 163, 171, 183
Blue Horseman 163
Blum, Irving 26, 169
Blum/Helman Gallery, Los Angeles 242 Bourne,Samuel 223
Boy with a Red Vest 59
Brancusi, Constantin 8, 11, 231-36 Braque, Georges 63, 64, 72
Breton, Andre 72
Broadway Boogie-Woogie (Mondrian) 34 Broken Circle (Smithson) 145
Brooklyn Museum 196

C

Cage, John 86
Calas, Nicolas 122, 135
California assemblage movement 27-29 California Design 168
California Palace of the Legion of
Honor 157
Campbell’s Soup Can (Warhol) 90 Campbell’s soup cans (Warhol) 96, 98 Castelli, Leo 180, 182, 186
Cathedral series (Monet) 91
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 236, 242 Ceramics (Abstract Expressionist)
43-48
Cezanne, Paul 8, 23, 53-61, 69, 90, 91,
122, 183,
Chaplin, Charlie 15
Clark, Sir Kenneth 61
Coathanger and Spoon (Johns) 115,
116, 119
Coat over a Chair (Cezanne) 59
Cold Shoulder (Lichtenstein) 125
Collins, Jess 25

Collins, Timothy 145
Color Planes (Mondrian) 34
Composition in Pink, Blue and White
(Mondrian) 35
Composition with Blue (Mondrian) 36 Compositions (Lichtenstein) 132 Conceptual Art 9
Constructivism 9, 31, 70
Conner, Bruce 15, 28, 29

Contemporary Art Museum, Houston 21 Cop Killer (Weegee) 207
Copley, William 25
Cornell, Joseph 10, 15-20, 172, 202
Couperie, Pierre 136
Courbet, Gustave 56
Craft Horizons 44, 47

Crosset,Mrs. 167,191
Cubism 36, 54, 65, 66, 69, 72, 74, 90, 91,
103
Culler, George 169


D-H

D

Dada 35, 66, 68, 72, 139
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts 188 Daniel Wolf Gallery, New York 242 Davis, Ron 184
Davis, Stuart 24, 25
De Stijl 31, 72
Degas, Edgar 53
Del Monte Peach Halves (Warhol) 94 Delacroix, Eugene 56
Demetriou, Jim 171, 179-80, 181,182,
183,185,197
Denney, Alice 21
Desk Explosion (Lichtenstein) 133 Dialogue 242
Dick Tracy (Warhol) 94
Doesburg, Theo Van 31, 70, 72
Donald Judd (1971) 241
Drowning Girl (Lichtenstein) 124, 132 Dubuffet, Jean 19, 64, 172
Duchamp, Marcel 15, 64, 72, 74, 84, 117, 118, 119, 132, 171

Dumm, Wesley 166,167,170
Dunes I (Mondrian) 35
Dwan, Virginia 144

E

Eames, Charles 171
Earthworks (Smithson) 144, 145, 150 Ehrenzweig, Anton 85, 92
Eliot, T. S. 140
Ellwood, Craig 171
Elsen, Albert 213
“Era of Exploration: The Rise of
Landscape Photography in the
American West 1860-1885″ (1975) 213 Ernst, Max 64
Esberg, Alfred 188, 189-90, 192, 194 Ethel Scull (Warhol) 105
Explosion II (Lichtenstein) 133 Expressionism (German) 67, 69, 139

F

Factor, Donald 166, 172
Factor, Monte 172
Fardon, G. R. 217, 224
Farm near Duivendrecht (Mondrian)
34,35
Fastest Gun (Lichtenstein) 130 Feininger,Lyonel 162, 163
Feldman, Morton 7
Fellig, Arthur 205
Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles 26, 27, 28,
107,169
Finger Pointing (Lichtenstein) 129 Flower paintings (Warhol) 104
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge 164 Foot Medication (Lichtenstein) 129 Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Texas
145,146
Frankenthaler, Helen 184
Freeman, Betty 172
Freud, Sigmund 238
“Frieze” 242
Frith, Francis 215, 217

Frimkees, Michael 44
Fry, Roger 55, 56, 57, 60, 61
Fulton, W. Joseph 163, 164
Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
242
Futurism 69

G

Galerie Lelong, New York 242
Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm 243 Gemini G.E.L. 227
Genet, Jean 11, 88
Goldwater, Robert 8,137, 138-139
Golf Ball (Lichtenstein) 126, 133 Gorky, Arshile 137
Gottlieb, Adolph 137, 140
Green Coca-Cola Bottles (Warhol) 198 Green Gallery, New York 109, 110, 124 Greenberg, Clement 180
Greene brothers 160-61
Gropius, Walter 70
Guggenheim Museum, New York 21,
158,180
Guston, Philip 7, 8, 32, 56, 227-29
Gyrostasis (Smithson) 142

H

Hale, George E. 199
Hamilton, Richard 25
Hahnepeter, Der (Schwitters) 70
“Hand” (1989) 242
“Hand and Foot” (1990) 242
Happenings 73
Hausman 70
Hearst, William Randolph 200 Hedrich, Wally 25
Herms, George 28
Hine, Lewis 206
Hinged Canvas (Johns) 115,117,119 Hoch, Hannah 70
Hofmann, Hans 56, 158
Holland, Von Dutch 25
Holt, Nancy 146, 149

Hopps, Walter 21, 63,165,166,168,170,
171,172, 173-75, 179,181,196,197 Horn, Maurice C. 136
Hughes, Howard 200
Hunter, Sam 179
Huntington, Edward V. 79
Huntington Museum and Library 199


I-P

I

ICA, London 11
Impressionism 57
Irwin, Robert 44, 183, 184, 185

J

Jackie paintings (Warhol) 106
Janss, Ed 172
Jawlensky, Alexei 84, 162, 163, 171 Jewish Museum, New York 109, 143, 183 Jim Turrell (1967) 241
Johns, Jasper 25, 26, 94, 97, 103, 115-20,
131, 132, 172
Johnson, Ray 25
Johnson,Samuel157
Judd, Donald 9, 10, 11, 109-114, 184, 186 Jurgensen, Harold 166,168,170,171,172, 173,175,176,181,183,195

K

Kandinsky, Vassily 37, 162, 163
Kaprow, Allan 74
Kauffman, Craig 44
Kelly, Ellsworth 78, 84, 92, 103, 182, 184 Kelsey, John 171, 172-75, 185
Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover 73 Krushchev, Leonid 210
Kienholz, Edward 28, 29, 169, 185
King, Clarence 224
Klee, Paul 33, 65, 162, 163
Klein, Yves 81, 84
Kline, Franz 56
Kooning, Willem De 8, 56, 132
Krims, Les 212
Kubler, George 11

L

Ladd, Thornton 159, 171, 172, 173, 174,
175,185
Landscape with Column (Lichtenstein)
132
Lamarr, Hedy 15
Lautner, John 171
Leach, Bernard 46, 48
Leavitt, Thomas 164, 165, 167, 168, 169,
170,196
Leda (Brancusi )235
Leg and Chair (Johns) 119
Leger, Fernand 24, 126, 128
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York 94 Leonardo da Vinci 19
Lichtenstein, Roy 9, 10, 23, 24, 93, 94, 95,
96,97,99, 103, 121-36, 180,183,184
Like New (Lichtenstein) 95, 126, 127 Lissitsky, El 71, 72
Lobdell, Frank 172
London Projects, London 243
Loran, Erle 97, 136
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 21,
158, 169, 189, 210
Louis, Morris 78, 84, 88, 181
Ludwig Forum, Aachen 242

M

MacAgy, Douglas 21
Magazine of Art 137
Mail Order Foot 129
“Mains” (1989) 242
Malevich, Kasimir 31
Man Ray 70, 164, 231
Man with Folded Arms (Cezanne) 128 Manet, Edouard 58
Marer, Fred 44
Marlon Brando paintings (Warhol)
105
Marsh, Stanley 148, 149
Martin, Agnes 184
Martin Jackson Gallery, New York 26 Mason, John 43, 47
Matisse, Henri 140
McCarthy, Frank 201
McClain, Malcolm 44
McFarlane, Robert 192, 202
McLaughlin, John 172
McMillan, Donald 176
Merz 35, 70; Merz 10, 70; Merz 11, 70; Merz 12, 70; Merz 20, 75
Merz drawings (Schwitters) 68
Merz paintings (Schwitters) 65, 69
Merzbau 70, 71, 74
Metropolitan Museum, New York 188
M. H. de Young Memorial Museum 157, 241

Miles, Mrs. Gordon 190
Millikan, Robert A. 199
Minimalism 143
Mir6, Joan 133
Mirror Project for Aerial Art Project
(Smithson) 143
Mlle Pogany III (Brancusi) 235
Mobius strip 91
Modernism 9
Mondrian, Piet 31-38, 70, 77, 83, 84, 90,
92,122,126,129,133
Monet, Claude 10, 35, 37, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58,
61,84,91, 122
Monroe, Marilyn 20, 99
Monroe paintings (Warhol) 101, 102 Moore, Eudora 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170 Morris, Louis 180, 184
Morris, Robert 49
Morton, Coleman 191, 192
Motherwell, Robert 140, 168
Mr. Bellamy (Lichtenstein) 124 Munch, Edvard 35
Murphy, Gerald 24, 25
Musee de la Veille Charite, Marseilles
242
Museum Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam 242

Museum of Contemporary Crafts 48 Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New
York 15, 27, 47, 48, 137, 158, 188, 190,
197,242
Muybridge, Eadweard 219

N

Naef, Weston 213
Naked City (Weegee) 209
Naklan, Reuben 48
Nancy and Popeye 94
Neutra, Richard 171
Nevelson, Louise 73, 140, 184 Newborn (Brancusi) 233
Newhall, Beaumont 225
Newman, Barnett 55, 56, 110, 137, 138,
140,141,180
Noland, Kenneth 78, 85, 88, 103,135,184 Non-Objective (Lichtenstein) 133
“Nonverbal Communication” (Reusch
and Kees) 41-42
Norton Simon Inc. Museum of Art 202-3

O

Oakland Art Museum, California 158 Oh, Jeff .. I love you too, but
(Lichtenstein) 124
Oldenburg, Claes 24, 73, 93, 99, 122, 130,
182
Olmsted, Frederick Law 151
Olympia (Manet) 58
O’Sullivan, T. H. 223, 224, 225
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles 43, 44 Outerbridge, Paul 232

P

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York 242
“Painting in New York, 1954-1969” 185 Panofsky, Erwin 139
Paolozzi, Eduardo 25
Parke-Burnet auction house, New York 202

Pasadena Art Museum 12, 21, 49, 53, 77,
109, 157-203, 241
Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles 243 Pereira, William 159
Peters, George 194
Philips, Gifford 172, 190, 194
Picabia, Francis 70
Picasso, Pablo 23, 64, 65, 72, 73, 122, 139,
163
Pissarro, Camille 57
Place de la Concorde (Mondrian) 34 Pointillists 127
Pollock, Jackson 33, 37, 56, 89, 110, 122, etc

Pop Art USA (exhibition catalog) 21
“Pop Goes the Easel” (1963) 21
“Popular Art” (1963) 21
Porter, Fairfield 123, 136
Portrait of Madame Cezanne 128
Post-Modernism 9
Pound, Ezra 92
Presley, Elvis, paintings (Warhol) 101,
103, 107
“Primary Structures” (1966) 109, 143 Price, Kenneth 43
Primitivism 137-141
Princeton University Art Gallery 202
“Pure Abstract Art” (Mondrian) 31 Purism 33
Pynchon, Thomas ll


Q-Z

Q

R

Race Riot (Warhol) 103, 105 Rauschenberg, Robert 25, 73, 94, 97, 101,
103,104,131,132,184
Raymond Loewy Associates 100
Read, Sir Herbert 45, 48, 71
Reed, John 28
Reinhardt, Ad ll, 77, 81, 82, 83, 84, 90 Renoir, Pierre Auguste 53
Richard Serra (1970) 241

Rimbaud, Arthur 140
Ring of Sulphur and Asphalt (Smithson)
145
“Rites of Passage” (1995) 242
Rivers, Larry 25, 179
Robert Irwin (1968) 241
Robert Rauschenberg (Warhol) 104 Rodin, Auguste 158, 231
Rose, Francis 83
Rosenquist, James 180
Rosso, Medardo 231
Rothko, Mark 8, 56,137, 140, 141 Rowan, Robert 171, 176-79, 180,181, 182,
183,184,185,187,190,192,194,195,196, 197
Roy Lichtenstein (1967) 241
Ruscha, Edward 24, 26, 39-42, 121, 159

S

Sala d’Exposicions de la Fundacio
Caixa de Pensions, Barcelona 242 Salon d’Angle de la Regionale des
Affaires Culturelles, Nantes 242
San Diego Gallery of Fine Art 158
San Francisco Museum of Art 157, 169,
180-81
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
242
Santa Barbara Museum of Art 33, 34 Sao Paulo biennial 179
Scheyer, Galka 158, 162, 163 Schlemmer, Oscar 184
Schwitters, Kurt 35, 63-75, 172
Seitz, William 28
Semina 27, 28
Sennett, Max 15
Serial Imagery 77-92
Serial Imagery (1968) 241
Serialism ll
Serra, Richard 149, 184
Seuphor, Michel 35
Shafrazi, Tony 146, 149
Shahn, Ben 209

Silver Disaster (Warhol) 106
Simon, Norton 157, 190, 192, 193, 194,
197,198,199,200,201,202,203
“Six More” (1963) 21
“Six Painters and the Object” (1963) 21 Sleeping Girl (Lichtenstein) 129 Slivka, Rose 44, 47
Slow Swirl by the Edge of the Sea
(Rothko) 8
Smith, Hassel 172
Smithson, Robert 7, 10, ll, 143-55 Sobrieszek, Robert 224
Sock (Lichtenstein) 126
Soetsu, Yanagi 48
Solomon, Alan 26, 183, 185
Spiral Hill (Smithson) 145
Spiral Jetty (Smithson) 143, 144, 149,
151,155
Spray (Lichtenstein) 129
Stanford, Layland 200
Stein, Gertrude ll, 92, 79-80, 83 Steinitz, Kate 70, 72
Stella, Frank 78, 82-83, 84, 86, 103, 110,
135,180,181
Stelle, Mrs. 183
Stieglitz Gallery 15
Still, Clyfford 8, 56, 137, 140, 213
Still Life (Picasso) 122
Stone, Edward D. 166,167,170 Stretcher Frame (Lichtenstein) 132 Stretcher Frame with Cross Bar
(Lichtenstein) 132
Stripe (Morris) 88
Sturm group 65, 69
Synthetic Cubism 8, 63, 68, 232

T

Tailings Pond (Smithson) 145 Takemoto, Henry 44
Talbert, Ben 28
Target (Noland) 88, 90
Targets (Noland) 85
Tate Gallery, London 237,243

Taylor, Gretchen 171
Taylor Caldwell Company 176
Taylor paintings (Warhol) 104, 105, 107 Temple of Apollo (Lichtenstein) 131 Terbell, Tom 185, 186, 187, 189, 195
Tex (Lichtenstein) 124
Texas Overflow (Smithson) 144
Tire (Lichtenstein) 126
The Fountain of the City Hall at Aix-en­
Provence 59
The Great Pyramid (Lichtenstein) 131 The LA County Museum on Fire
(Ruscha) 159
“The New Painting of Common
Objects” (1962) 22, 172
“The Popular Image Exhibition” (1963)
21,26
The Print Collector’s Newsletter ll5 Tomlin, Bradley Walker 137
Trees in the Storm (Cezanne) 60 Trigger Finger (Lichtenstein) 130 Turrell, Jim 49-51, 185
Turrill, Charles 224
Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations (Ruscha) 39 Tzara, Tristan 70, 72

U

University Museum at Berkeley 158 University of Missouri Art Gallery, Kansas City 242

V

Van Gogh, Vincent 24, 59
Vance, David 182
Varoom (Lichtenstein) 133 Venturi, Lionello 61
Victory Boogie-Woogie (Mondrian) 36 View 15, 20
Vita-Graph Film Company 15 Vogue2ll
Voulkos, Peter 10, 43, 44, 47

W

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut 242
Warhol, Andy 9, 11, 23, 24, 26, 84, 88-89, etc

Washington Gallery of Modern Art 21 Welsh, Robert 35
Watkins, C. E. 8, 213-25
Watchman (Johns) 116
Waterlilies (Monet) 55
Weed, C. L. 222
Weisman, Frederick 172 Wittgenstein, Ludwig 84, 92 Whitman, Robert 74
Whitman, Walt 143
Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York 158,197,242
Weegee 203-12
Williams, Cary 160
Wtilfflin, Heinrich 55
Wood, James 213
Wright, Frank Lloyd 171

XYZ

Yellow and Green Brushstrokes
(Lichtenstein) 131
Yeomans, P.A. 148
Yezgrski Gallery, Boston 243