Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Carborundum?

What is Carborundum?

Carborundum is the trademark name for silicon carbide crystals used as an abrasive material in sandpaper, cutting tools and grinding wheels. Artists originally used the substance for grinding lithography stones, but collagraph prints use it to create texture and tone gradients.

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Georg Jiri Dokoupil

Goldblau, 2018

Limited Edition Print

Carborundum

Currently Not Available

Antoni Clave

La Gloire Des Rols I, 1975

Limited Edition Print

Carborundum

EUR 1,130

Otto Piene

Zyklop Gelb, 1984

Limited Edition Print

Carborundum

EUR 2,400

Antoni Clave

Untitled, 1970

Limited Edition Print

Carborundum

EUR 1,130

Antoni Clave

El guant, 1971

Limited Edition Print

Carborundum

Currently Not Available

Jasper Johns

Untitled, 1988

Limited Edition Print

Carborundum

USD 21,000 - 30,000

Jasper Johns

Untitled, 1988

Limited Edition Print

Carborundum

USD 41,000 - 45,000

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Neo-Dada

Minor visual and audio art movement whose intent is similar to that of Dada artwork. While this art is a revival of some of Dada's objectives, Neo Dada emphasizes the importance of produced artwork rather than the concept used to generate the work. It is regarded as the foundation of Pop art, Nouveau realisme and Fluxus. It is known for its use of absurdist contrast, popular imagery and modern materials.

Anti-art

Anti-art describes artwork which challenges accepted art definitions. The term is said to have been created by artist Marcel Duchamp who worked with the art media called readymades; everyday items presented as art to defy traditional expectations that art should be high art.

Queer aesthetics

Queer aesthetics is the term used for art which has homosexual or lesbian images related to the 1980s politics of identity and gender issues; following the AIDS crisis and feminist movement. Notable works include photography of people of ambiguous gender by artist Nan Goldin.

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