John Latham: Canvas Events

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Barbara Steveni, 2010
Softcover 24 pages
Publisher: Ridinghouse
ISBN: 978-1-905464-31-9
Dimensions: 275 x 215 mm
John Latham: Canvas Events
£ 5.00

This publication introduces a never before exhibited series of works by the late British artist John Latham (1921-2006).


The group of work - Canvas Events - features spray painted and twisted canvas on wooden stretchers.


The works challenge the conventional relationship between canvas and stretcher, turning the traditional site of the painting into a sculptural field.


Latham often worked with spray paint; he often described the dotted sprinkled result as miniature universes.


Reproductions of the 1994 Canvas Events are accompanied by a conversation between Latham, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Barbara Steveni, in which they discuss the artist's work over time.


Published on the occasion of the exhibition John Latham: Works 1958 - 1995 at Karsten Schubert/Richard Saltoun, London, May - June 2010