Interview with the artist by Matthew Higgs
This fully illustrated catalogue was published on the occasion of the 2005 solo exhibition Early Sculpture / John McCracken at Zwirner & Wirth, New York. The exhibition presented early sculptures from the 1960s and early 1970s and comprised a selection of significant works from the period during which McCracken rose to prominence with his monochromatic geometric sculptures. It was the first exhibition in New York since the 1960s to focus on McCracken’s early sculpture, illustrating the beginning of his continued investigation of reduced geometric form and saturated color. Early Sculpture / John McCracken brilliantly reproduces in full color the artist’s signature planks as well as a group of wall reliefs, pedestal works, a freestanding cube, and a collection of pages culled from his sketchbooks. Also included is an interview with the artist by the Director of White Columns, Matthew Higgs.