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"Rachel Lachowicz is known for turning her witty eye on the masculine-centric world of Modernism and for making radical incursions into the canon of art history by reconfiguring famous works. She falls under a multitude of headings: feminist, appropriationist, post minimalist, conceptual artist, and conceptual sculptor."
“California was never ashamed of being a new society."
- Richard Armstrong,
director of Guggenheim Museum
"Mr. Kauffman’s early paintings were critical in defining this new style. Mr. Plagens called them “the first evidence of a Los Angeles sensibility.”
Mr. Kauffman’s later work blazed splashier trails, as he experimented with the effects of light on works that were painterly yet three-dimensional. “The true power of what he did was his incorporation and then redirection of light inside sculpture,” said Mr. Armstrong, who was the curator of a show of Mr. Kauffman’s work at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1987.
“Many of them glowed,” he said. “Others were translucent. Even the supposedly opaque had a noteworthy shimmering quality to them.”