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Lee Lozano: Lozano Tools

In these early drawings from 1963 and 1964, Lee 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 over-determined functionality, regardless of pain or pleasure.

Publication Details

  • Edited by The Estate of Lee Lozano
  • Text by Sabine Folie
  • Hardcover
  • 22 x 28 cm / 8 1/2 x 11 in
  • 48 pages, black and white illustrations throughout
  • 0 9821006 5 5
  • Feb 2011