Signed and Numbered Print – Edition /40
Olivier Mosset has created prints, including serigraphs, woodblocks, lithographs, and linocuts, since the mid-1970s, mainly produced for fundraisers for non-profit institutions and other causes. Mosset created his most recent print, Untitled, in 2021 as a fundraiser for the Tucson Museum of Art to accompany his solo exhibition, OLIVIER MOSSET (October 14, 2021 – February 27, 2022). Created by Master Printer Brent Bond at Santo Press, the linocut image measures 12 by 12 inches, with the paper measuring 17 by 15 inches.
About the exhibition:
OLIVIER MOSSET – October 14, 2021 – February 27, 2022
Internationally renowned Swiss-born, Tucson-based artist Olivier Mosset, born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland, is known for his large-scale monochrome, reductive, and shaped paintings that challenge the notion of modernist authority and painting as a historical object, approaches linked to appropriation and geometric and conceptual abstraction. A member of the avant-garde BMPT painting group in the mid-1960s, he moved to New York City in 1977 and joined the Radical Painting Group, establishing himself as a prominent international abstract painter.
In 1995, after a productive artistic career in Paris, France, and New York City, Mosset moved to Tucson, Arizona, and continued to exhibit internationally from his home base in Arizona. Since the mid-1980s, Mosset has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout Europe, the United States, and around the world, including the prestigious 44th Venice Biennale in 1990 and the Whitney Biennial in New York City in 2008.
This exhibition, OLIVIER MOSSET, presents important paintings from the 1970s, 1990s, and 2000s, including new large-scale modular paintings and both constructed and ice sculptures. Through such works, Mosset consistently engages viewers’ expectations about art and how they encounter it.
OLIVIER MOSSET is presented by Dr. Peggy Jones and Alan Willenbrock, with additional support from the Tucson Museum of Art Contemporary Art Society.
The 2021/2022 Exhibition Season at TMA is presented by Jim and Fran Allen, Jon and Linda Ender, James and Louise Glasser, Connie Hillman Family Foundation, and I. Michael and Beth Kasser.