Bruce Conner, Sound of Two Hand Angel, 1974, Photogram, 216 x 100 cm, Photo: Ben Blackwell, Courtesy Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.
Bruce Conner (1933–2008, USA) was one of the foremost American artists of the post-war era. Conner’s work touches on various themes of postwar American society, from a rising consumer culture to the dread of nuclear apocalypse. He created hybrids of painting and sculpture, film, and performance, drawing and printing, including bodies of works on paper utilising drawing and collage. Conner exhibited widely throughout his career, and in 2016 the Museum of Modern Art in New York staged a major retrospective of his career titled BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE.