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April 2017
Vol. 36 No. 3

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center
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Lynda Benglis: I Choose My Dreams
by D. Eric Bookhardt
Lynda Benglis, Phantom Over the course of her long career, Lynda Benglis has defied easy categorization. From her earliest days in New York, where she moved after graduating from Newcomb College in New Orleans in 1964, her buoyantly outspoken personality and boundless curiosity made her a familiar figure in Manhattan’s transformative 1960s art scene. Her early circle of friends included Barnett and Annalee Newman, Carl Andre, Gordon Hart, Joan Mitchell, Eva Hesse, and Dan Flavin, as well as her occasional informal collaborator, Robert Morris, whom she met during a stint on the Hunter College faculty. Now, at 75 years old, she remains enthusiastic about the art and artists she first encountered during that rapidly evolving era, when the long reign of Abstract Expressionism finally yielded to Pop, Op, and Process art, colorfield painting, Minimalism, and Post-Minimalism. Yet, even though her life and work sometimes seem to reflect a dizzyingly eclectic array of associations, her elementally intuitive, processbased approach has remained remarkably consistent....see the entire article in the print version of April's Sculpture magazine.

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Lynda Benglis, Phantom, 1971. Polyurethane foam with phosphorescence, 102 x 420 x 96 in.

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