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John McCracken R.I.P

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Obit from LA times

John McCracken, an artist whose fusion of painting with geometric sculpture in the mid-1960s came to embody an aesthetic distinctive to postwar Los Angeles, died Friday in New York. He was 76.

Obit from Roberta Smith

He was one of the few artists affiliated with the movement who did not object to its name and who made most of his work by hand, sanding and polishing his enamel, lacquer or resin surfaces until their colors achieved a flawless and reflective perfection.

See a photo of J.M. and more images here. (Minimalism on Things and Objects)

More J.M. from Moda Vivendi

Fickr retrospective photos

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