Mel Bochner Right On, 2020 is a large unique monoprint featuring Bochner’s famous lettering. Bochner has been interested in the intersections between language and art for most of his career. The artist writes in his book Mel Bochner: If the Color Changes: “While painting slowly lost its preeminent position in modern art, language moved from talking about art to becoming part of art itself.” Bochner is known for his use of lettering and bright colors, which create eye-catching and vibrant compositions. This monoprint features multiple encouraging phrases, such as ‘Right On!,’ ‘You Better Believe It!,’ and ‘I’ll Drink to That!,’ with each word formed with a different vibrant pigment. This work has a more muted palette than some of Bochner’s other lettering work, with bright pinks, pastel purples, pale blues and punches of green on a of magenta background. Bochner deconstructs the idea of what ‘fine art’ is meant to be in this work, much like his contemporary Andy Warhol did with his Campbell’s Soup Cans. Through the artist’s use of color and texture, Bochner creates a captivating work of art out of everyday phrases one could hear walking down the street.
Created in 2020, Mel Bochner Right On, 2020 is a Monoprint with collage, engraving and embossment on hand-dyed Twinrocker handmade paper. This work is hand-signed by Mel Bochner (Pittsburgh, 1940 - ) in graphite on recto.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Mel Bochner Right On, 2020 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Mel Bochner Right On, 2020 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.