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H.C. Westermann: Goin’ Home

Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid

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Although it never entered the artistic mainstream, the work of American artist H.C. Westermann (1922–81) has important links with a number of key movements, from Pop art to minimalism (his wooden objects caught the attention of Donald Judd). In works spanning sculpture, assemblage, drawing, painting and printmaking, subtle aim is taken at the violence and excesses of post-war American culture. Find out more from the Reina Sofía’s website.

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Death Ship Runover by a '66 Lincoln Continental (1966), H.C. Westermann

Death Ship Runover by a ’66 Lincoln Continental (1966), H.C. Westermann Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Antimobile (1966), H.C. Westermann.

Antimobile (1966), H.C. Westermann. Photo: © Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Untitled 2 from the series See America First (1968), H.C. Westermann, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago.

Untitled 2 from the series See America First (1968), H.C. Westermann. Photo: © 2018 courtesy of The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago.