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Frederick Kiesler: Galaxies

Recognised as an important 20th-century artist with roots in Europe and the United States, Frederick Kiesler (1890–1965) closely associated with members of various avant-garde art movements. He was a multidisciplinary creator who dedicated his life to exploring space and form. Kiesler’s painted compositions of the 1940s through the 1960s, which he called “Galaxies”, have long remained the least studied aspect of his work. Offering historic, intellectual, and visual context, this book provides the first in-depth analysis of these works, which comprise both single compositions and multi-panelled constellations that blur the line between painting, sculpture, and installation.