KUNSTHALLE ZÜRICH IM MUSEUM BÄRENGASSE
2. APRIL – 29. MAI 2011
Bruce Conner (1933 – 2008) was an American artist renowned for his work in assemblage, film, drawing, sculpture, painting, collage, and photography, among other disciplines.
Conner first attracted widespread attention with his moody, nylon-shrouded assemblages, complex amalgams of found objects such as women’s stockings, bicycle wheels, broken dolls, fur, fringe, costume jewelry, and candles, often combined with collaged or painted surfaces.
Bruce Conner and Dennis Hopper at the exhibition “The Dennis Hopper one man Show” James Willis Gallery, San Francisco, 1973 © The Conner Family Trust, San Francisco, VBK, Wien, 2010
He also began making short movies in the late 1950s. Conner’s first and possibly most famous film was entitled A MOVIE (1958). He is said to be the pioneer for today’s MTV’s music clips.
Museum Bärengasse, Bärengasse 20-22, CH 8001 Zürich
Bruce Conner for Supervisior campaign poster, 1967. © The Conner Family Trust, San Francisco
One lady blended in perfectly.
I’ m wondering if Dolce & Gabbana seeked inspiration from Conner’s works Untitled (1976) and Untitled (1973) for their leo cardigan…
Two chameleons: Dorothea Mühlemann with me in front of an oeuvre by Bruce Conner.
Yesterday, I went to a ladies art luncheon to the the exhibition above. It was truly remarkable to see all those beautiful handbags the guests were carrying. You might have figured this out already, but I am a handbag addict and obviously I am not alone.
Hermès and Chanel models were spotted most, followed by Fendi’s Peekaboos. Enjoy the photos I took and stay tuned for tomorrow’s post that has a lot do with a woman’s obsession for handbags.
A sparkling gift from a good friend…
…and a vibrant catch from St. Tropez.
Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht