Leanne Shapton explores bold structural forms in this ink on paper series inspired by a book on postmodern architecture,. The postmodern movement began in the 1960s and is associated with such notable architects as Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Philip Johnson, and Robert Venturi. This work reflects Shapton’s longstanding interest in the repurposing of historical and published materials, which she explores through works of fiction, illustration, and journalism.
Leanne Shapton (b. 1973, Canada) is an author, artist and publisher based in New York City. She co-founded J&L Books and is a former art director of the New York Times Opinion Section. Her book Swimming Studies (Blue Rider Press 2012) won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography; her other books include Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009), and Was She Pretty? (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006). Shapton has contributed art and writing to The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review, among other publications. She was recently named a judge of the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Ink on paper
33 × 33 inches framed