Mel Bochner (b. 1940) is considered a pioneer of the Post-Minimal and Conceptual art movements. Best known for his paintings, drawings, and installations, Bochner became deeply involved in photography in the mid to late 1960s, producing a ground-breaking group of photographs unlike any other made before or after. Mel Bochner: Photographs and Not Photographs presents exquisite reproductions of those works, as well as Misunderstandings (A Theory of Photography) from 1970, and a selection of wall drawings and paintings leading up to NO, painted in 2010.
Bochner collaborated closely on the design of the book, the cover of which is made of plexiglass. The catalog includes an essay by Jeffrey Weiss, Curator of the Panza collection at The Guggenheim Museum of Art, which traces the evolution of Bochner’s work from the 1960s to the present.