Branches, Sven Lukin
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22 × 28 cm, 124 pages

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

A photograph of the book's front cover. It is wrapped in a beige linen, with the title blind debossed.
Two pages of text. On the left are credits for a number of artworks, including their titles, dimensions, and materials. On the right, the first page of an essay by the art historian Francis Colpitt.
A spread with a close-up detail of one of the joints of Sven's stetched jute canvas. Two unruly branches are joined by a bandage of rope.
A spread. The left page is empty, with only the pagination. The right side has a photograph of a stretched jute canvas, bent at the middle with streaks of blue, black, and gray.
A facsimile of Sven's journey. His cursive handwriting is hard to decipher.
The back cover. It is wrapped in a yellow sleeve, on which is printed Branches, Zolo Press, and the ISBN number.