Oceans of Love: the Uncontainable Gregory Battock

Oceans of Love: the Uncontainable Gregory Battock

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Oceans of Love is the first book that brings together a collection of Gregory Battcock’s prefaces and essays (from Minimalism, Idea Art, Why Art?, and other books), as well as critical writings called “quiticism” that had been published in underground newspapers in the 1970s. Gregory Battcock (1937–1980, US) was a New York–based artist who gave up his practice as a painter to become an art critic; he wrote on Minimalism, Conceptual art, video art, and performance, and generally championed artists pushing the boundaries and definitions of contemporary art. On Christmas Day in 1980 Battcock was found stabbed to death on the balcony of his holiday home in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The murder remains unsolved.

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