• NOV 18 to APR 07
    Solo Exhibition
    Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt: Tender Love Among the Junk

    Category

    • Solo Exhibition
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    NOV 18, 2012 to APR 07, 2013

    Event Location

    MoMA - Museum of Modern Art

    New York City
    United States

    Artists

    • Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt

    Information

    Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt’s mixed-media constructions, collages, and installations are marked by a trashy opulence concocted from household items and dollar stores. Mimicking Byzantine decoration with cellophane, aluminum foil, tinsel and glitter, Lanigan-Schmidt (American, b. 1948) pioneered a maximalist aesthetic in the late 1960s that explored gay sexuality, class struggle, and religion. Mingling high with low, and sacred with profane, Lanigan-Schmidt bucked the reductive tastes of conceptualism and minimalism that dominated his youth, creating a radically decorative practice that, despite its influence, has never been properly assimilated into the history of American art.

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