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Lozano Lee 1930—1999

Originally called Lenore, Lee Lozano changed her first name when she was 14. She became a graphic designer at the Container Corporation of America, resuming her art studies in Chicago around 1960. Her first paintings swing between a cartoonish aspect, in the style of Philip Guston, and Expressionism inherited from the New York school. She was a friend of Carl Andre and was influenced by Dan Graham, and her 1967–1970Wave Paintingsare inspired by physical and electro-magnetic undula [...]

Originally called Lenore, Lee Lozano changed her first name when she was 14. She became a graphic designer at the Container Corporation of America, resuming her art studies in Chicago around 1960. Her first paintings swing between a cartoonish aspect, in the style of Philip Guston, and Expressionism inherited from the New York school. She was a friend of Carl Andre and was influenced by Dan Graham, and her 1967–1970Wave Paintingsare inspired by physical and electro-magnetic undulatory phenomena, particularly those of light. The famous New York feminist curator of conceptual and post-conceptual art, Lucy Lippard, wrote this about Lozano's ‘conceptual’ work:"Unlike most ‘instruction’ or ‘command’ pieces, for example,Lozano'sare directed to herself […] .Her art, it has been said, becomes the means by which to transform her life, and, by implication, the lives of others and of the planet itself."She “deliberately put an end to her career” around 1971–1972. Her drawing No Title (Cosmic Fuck)is an abstract synthesis of the ambitions of the OSMOSCOSMOS exhibition.

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