Bruce Connor (1933-2008)

Bruce Conner Untitled 1960 mixed media, pearls, nylon, mesh, wire, etc. 20" x 24.5" x 2.5"

I included this image in the first post I did about work I'd seen at the 2005 Armory Show. I remember how excited I was at the time, particularly as I had known nothing (or thought I knew nothing, since I had actually experienced his art for years) about Bruce Connor before I came across this piece, and he certainly wasn't newly-arrived on the scene. My excitement continues, sadly mixed with the news that Connor died on Monday at his home in San Francisco.