Postmodern Architecture, II, 2015

Leanne Shapton explores bold structural forms in this ink on paper series inspired by a book on postmodern architecture,. The postmodern movement began in the 1960s and is associated with such notable architects as Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Philip Johnson, and Robert Venturi. This work reflects Shapton’s longstanding interest in the repurposing of historical and published materials, which she explores through works of fiction, illustration, and journalism.

Leanne Shapton, b. 1973, is a Canadian author, artist, and publisher based in New York City. Shapton’s Swimming Studies won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, and was long listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2012. She is the co-founder, with photographer Jason Fulford, of J&L Books, an internationally-distributed not-for-profit imprint specializing in art and photography books. Her works have appeared in various publications such as The New York Times, Granta, and The New Yorker, and she teaches in the creating writing department at Columbia University School of the Arts. Shapton is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Her latest book is Guestbook, a collection of short stories.

Ink on paper

Custom framing recommended in Natural Maple with artwork floated on archival mat board. Please see here for framing options and make a note of frame preference when checking out in the Order Comments.