Little is known about Walter Leblanc (1932–1986), one of the key representatives of kinetic and optical art in the mid-twentieth century. Edited by Francesca Pola, this comprehensive monograph on the artist is the first conceived for an international public. It includes significant unpublished materials which provide insight not only into the art of Leblanc, but also into the extraordinary ZERO artist movement that he was connected to and in close dialogue with starting in the 1950s. The book is based on extensive international studies of the artist’s work. With about 150 images of his paintings and sculptures, comparative works, historical photos and documents, it includes a selection of Leblanc’s writings, an iconographic mapping of selected works in museums around the world, and a bio-bibliographical appendix. In demonstrating the outstanding wealth of his creative output, the book reaffirms the enduring role Walter Leblanc played in the development of modern and contemporary art on a global scale.
This monograph is available worldwide in English, French and Dutch. You can order online at www.mercatorfonds.be
208 pages | 28 • 24 cm | 150 illustrations hardcover with dust jacket | € 49.95
ISBN ENG 978-94-6230-175-7
ISBN FR 978-94-6230-158-0
ISBN DU 978-94-6230-157-3