Fruitmarket Gallery I Lee Lozano

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A major figure in the New York art scene of the 1960s and early 1970s, Lee Lozano (1930-99) made furiously inventive, irreverent and often tiny paintings and drawings, vast, abstracted paintings which sometimes used tools as their starting point and conceptual works she called ‘language pieces’. Her radical approach to art and life, in particular her systematic refusal to engage with the institutions and support structures of the art world, led to her work being neglected. Eventually, she left New York and the art scene entirely (after producing ‘Dropout Piece’). Her work has recently been reassessed and the Fruitmarket Gallery is showing a selection of it from across her career.

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