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Lee Lozano
Tools
Text by Sabine Folie
An Art Service, New York, 2011
98 pages, hardcover
11 x 8 1/2 inches
Edition of 500

Out of print

A collection of Lee Lozano’s drawings from the years 1963-1964. In these early works, Lozano subjects tools—screwdrivers and bolts, staple guns and hammers—to violent aesthetic scrutiny, fleshing out these objects’ manifest chauvinist sexuality into a wildly disinhibited reinterpretation. In Lozano’s hands, screws are no longer a neutral means to hang a painting or set a bookshelf but rather explicit euphemisms of sexist logic: anthropomorphized machines aggressively screwing in and out of each other in acts of overdetermined functionality, regardless of pain or pleasure.