Joseph Kosuth is a contemporary artist and filmmaker renown for his use of combining fine art with text. Joseph Kosuth was born in Toledo, Ohio in the year 1945.
Kosuth attended the Toledo Museum School of Design and the Cleveland Art Institute. He then relocated to New York City where he attended the School of Visual Arts.
Below the artist shares with us his ideas of conceptual art:
Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $250,000.
Beginning in the 1980’s the artist was heavily influenced by philosophers, the most famous being Sigmond Freud. Lindbergh created a large body of work using text from Sigmund Freud.
Kosuth has been a professor at many prestigious schools including the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Works by the artist can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art located in New York.
The artist splits his time between New York City and Rome, Italy.
In this clip we view an exhibition of the artist’s work in Italy:
Joseph Kosuth is a very creative individual and he must be given credit for taking neon from the casino floor to the gallery walls! I enjoy looking at his work as its fun to guess what artist he’s referring to in his own art.
In the picture gallery an experienced eye can tell from a quick glance he’s making a reference to Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (the 4th image from the top) but then what artist’s does he quote in the text? His work is always giving new ideas and concepts for the viewer to explore.