In the 1960s, Sven Lukin (b. 1934, Riga, Latvia) introduced the art world to the shaped canvas. Then, in 1972, firmly established among New York's avant-garde, he fled the scene. Lukin has quietly lived and worked in the same studio in Midtown Manhattan ever since, experimenting with shaped canvases of tree branches and stretched jute. Branches presents, for the first time in print, twenty-five sculptures from this little-known part of Lukin's oeuvre, alongside essays by art historian Frances Colpitt.
Published by Zolo Press, ISBN: 978-84-09-12940-9