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Kessler, Jon

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00098239
Kessler, Jon

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1957, in Yonkers (New York).

Sculptor, assemblage artist.

Jon Kessler lives and works in New York. His earliest works are relief tableaux featuring kitsch Asian knick-knacks and ornaments (Buddhas, vases, miniature fountains), which form the basis for new, original compositions. Later works use industrial materials (pulleys, cables, cogs) to create monumental mobile sculptures. ...

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Subjects: Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage ; Sculpture and Carving ; Contemporary Art ; 20th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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