This poster was made for an exhibition of John Willenbecher’s box constructions at Richard Feigen’s New York Gallery in 1967. On it is the repeating circular motif that characterizes much of the artist’s work, and relates to his lifelong obsession with astronomy. With its die-cut holes and gradients, the poster suggests the craftsmanship of Willenbecher’s sculptures, and the simple abstract systems of activity he referenced that could expand in the mind of the viewer to celestial proportions.
John Willenbecher, b. 1936, is an American visual artist. He was an integral figure in the Bowery scene in New York during the 1960s and 70s, and lives and works in New York.
Offset print with die-cut
22 × 22 inches