Joseph Kosuth

(b. 1945)

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(b Toledo, Oh., 31 Jan. 1945).

American experimental artist, a well-known exponent of Conceptual art. He has been much concerned with linguistic analysis of concepts of art, his best-known work being One and Three Chairs (1965, MoMA, New York), which presents a real chair alongside a life-size photograph of a chair and an enlarged photograph of a dictionary definition of a chair. ‘Actual works of art’, he said, ‘are little more than historical curiosities.’

Subjects: Art.

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