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States of America

2016

"Robert Beck | Robert Buck: States of America brings together work the artist created between 1990 and 2015, and collected by Ron and Ann Pizzuti. The exhibition surveys chapters from every stage of the artist’s career. Each body of work was conceived differently and uses radically diverse materials. The drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video are linked by a compassionate approach to a myriad of themes: early childhood development, patriarchy, psychology, the search for identity, gun violence, religion, sexuality, the West, and the history of art. The exhibition includes work that spans the entire career of the artist who began as Robert Beck and continued under his changed name of Buck. We are grateful to Carol and Dave Aronowitz and the artist for loaning works to fill out the exhibition. While we are showing works by both Robert Beck and Robert Buck, the artist remains the same, a friend to Ron and Ann Pizzuti as well as the Pizzuti Collection." - Pizzuti Collection


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"Robert Beck | Robert Buck: States of America brings together work the artist created between 1990 and 2015, and collected by Ron and Ann Pizzuti. The exhibition surveys chapters from every stage of the artist’s career. Each body of work was conceived differently and uses radically diverse materials. The drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video are linked by a compassionate approach to a myriad of themes: early childhood development, patriarchy, psychology, the search for identity, gun violence, religion, sexuality, the West, and the history of art. The exhibition includes work that spans the entire career of the artist who began as Robert Beck and continued under his changed name of Buck. We are grateful to Carol and Dave Aronowitz and the artist for loaning works to fill out the exhibition. While we are showing works by both Robert Beck and Robert Buck, the artist remains the same, a friend to Ron and Ann Pizzuti as well as the Pizzuti Collection." - Pizzuti Collection

Robert Beck, Robert Buck

2013

A catalogue of an exhibition of photographs, drawings, sculpture, mixed media and installation works by American artist Robert Beck, who in 2008 changed his father’s name by a single vowel to Buck, held at the Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from March 2 to June 8, 2013, with an essay by James Voorhies, Dean of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.


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A catalogue of an exhibition of photographs, drawings, sculpture, mixed media and installation works by American artist Robert Beck, who in 2008 changed his father’s name by a single vowel to Buck, held at the Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from March 2 to June 8, 2013, with an essay by James Voorhies, Dean of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Beck & Moffet / Lucio Fontana

2010

Published on the occasion of Robert Beck & Donald Moffett: Range and Lucio Fontana: Paintings 1956 –1968, March 9 – May 15, 2010 at Marianne Boseky Gallery, 118 East 64th Street, New York, NY. Collector's edition. “Range is a 1997 collaboration between the Conceptualist Robert Beck and the painter Donald Moffett; it combines Mr. Beck’s preoccupation with mysterious crimes and Mr. Moffett’s interest in painting as abstraction, decoration and material fact. Mr. Beck gave Mr. Moffett a pad of drawing paper through which he had fired a .22-caliber bullet. Mr. Moffett took each of the pad’s 20 sheets and its back and front covers and encircled each gunpowder-ringed bullet hole with a delicate, tattoolike symmetrical motif, variously floral or geometric, made of graphite, ink and fudge…” – Roberta Smith.


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Published on the occasion of Robert Beck & Donald Moffett: Range and Lucio Fontana: Paintings 1956 –1968, March 9 – May 15, 2010 at Marianne Boseky Gallery, 118 East 64th Street, New York, NY. Collector's edition. “Range is a 1997 collaboration between the Conceptualist Robert Beck and the painter Donald Moffett; it combines Mr. Beck’s preoccupation with mysterious crimes and Mr. Moffett’s interest in painting as abstraction, decoration and material fact. Mr. Beck gave Mr. Moffett a pad of drawing paper through which he had fired a .22-caliber bullet. Mr. Moffett took each of the pad’s 20 sheets and its back and front covers and encircled each gunpowder-ringed bullet hole with a delicate, tattoolike symmetrical motif, variously floral or geometric, made of graphite, ink and fudge…” – Roberta Smith.

dust

2007

Robert Beck’s drawings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and installations draw from both personal experience and popular media/culture to form complex investigations of violence, sexuality, psychology, and masculinity. He is interested in the interactions of fact and fiction, memory and imagination, family relationships and ritual. This catalogue will feature on-site documentation of the installations in dust, Beck’s Wexner Center exhibition. Essays by Bill Horrigan, curator of the exhibition and director of media arts at the Wexner Center, and Helen Molesworth, former chief curator of exhibitions, situate Beck’s work in the context of contemporary art and culture. Art historian Robert Hobbs discusses trauma as a generative force in Beck’s work, a concept linked to the writings of Jacques Lacan.


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Robert Beck’s drawings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and installations draw from both personal experience and popular media/culture to form complex investigations of violence, sexuality, psychology, and masculinity. He is interested in the interactions of fact and fiction, memory and imagination, family relationships and ritual. This catalogue will feature on-site documentation of the installations in dust, Beck’s Wexner Center exhibition. Essays by Bill Horrigan, curator of the exhibition and director of media arts at the Wexner Center, and Helen Molesworth, former chief curator of exhibitions, situate Beck’s work in the context of contemporary art and culture. Art historian Robert Hobbs discusses trauma as a generative force in Beck’s work, a concept linked to the writings of Jacques Lacan.

Robert Beck

2006

Robert Beck creates encounters between objects and viewers. His work is poetic, engaging, visceral and sometimes violent. Beck deploys a diverse range of media, including offset printing blankets, plaster casts, as well as drawings that incorporate finger print powder. Beck has also produced three video installation pieces. As an aspect of the show at the Opalka, the artist recreated the makeshift shrine of flowers, balloons and candles that greeted visitors to his first exhibit at CRG in New York. Throughout his work, intensely personal narratives are intertwined with cultural icons and myths.


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Robert Beck creates encounters between objects and viewers. His work is poetic, engaging, visceral and sometimes violent. Beck deploys a diverse range of media, including offset printing blankets, plaster casts, as well as drawings that incorporate finger print powder. Beck has also produced three video installation pieces. As an aspect of the show at the Opalka, the artist recreated the makeshift shrine of flowers, balloons and candles that greeted visitors to his first exhibit at CRG in New York. Throughout his work, intensely personal narratives are intertwined with cultural icons and myths.

Robert Beck

2003

Robert Beck is the eponymous first monograph of the artist’s work. Rather than offer a simple documentary compendium of Beck’s drawings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and installations of the past decade, this artist-designed book insinuates a narrative around evidence of contested source and shrouded causality. Issues of family and ritual, trauma and expurgation, innocence and experience, fact and fiction, memory and memorial, and adolescence and identity interweave both the work represented and the book presentation. Beck’s series of works, including the Thirteen Shooters, the Gun Pads, and the Trap Drawings, bind personal history with contemporary culture’s fascination with youth, violence, true crime and media exploitation.


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Robert Beck is the eponymous first monograph of the artist’s work. Rather than offer a simple documentary compendium of Beck’s drawings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and installations of the past decade, this artist-designed book insinuates a narrative around evidence of contested source and shrouded causality. Issues of family and ritual, trauma and expurgation, innocence and experience, fact and fiction, memory and memorial, and adolescence and identity interweave both the work represented and the book presentation. Beck’s series of works, including the Thirteen Shooters, the Gun Pads, and the Trap Drawings, bind personal history with contemporary culture’s fascination with youth, violence, true crime and media exploitation.

Robert Beck

2003

Limited edition book with a custom scholastic dust jacket
Hardcover, 138 pp. ISBN: 961605971
10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches
Signed and numbered on the dust jacket Edition of 100 / 5 APs
Art Advisory Services, Inc.
114 Greene Street, New York NY 10012


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Limited edition book with a custom scholastic dust jacket
Hardcover, 138 pp. ISBN: 961605971
10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches
Signed and numbered on the dust jacket Edition of 100 / 5 APs
Art Advisory Services, Inc.
114 Greene Street, New York NY 10012
To acquire a copy of any of the publications contact robert.buck69@verizon.net
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