Mark Lombardi: Global Networks

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Independent Curators International, 2003 - Art - 128 pages
A few weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks, an FBI agent called the Whitney Museum of American Art and asked to see a drawing on exhibit there. The piece was by Mark Lombardi, an artist who had committed suicide the year before. Using just a pencil and a huge sheet of paper, Lombardi had created an intricate pattern of curves and arcs to illustrate the links between global finance and international terrorism. In other drawings, Lombardi explored subjects ranging from the collapse of the Vatican bank to the Iran-Contra scandal. The results are not only detailed slices of history, but also works of art - some looking like constellations of stars on a dark night, others swirling clouds of abstract lines and points.

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Foreword and Acknowledgments
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About the author (2003)

Joachim Pissarro is a Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Robert C. Hobbs, Ph.D. is the author of several artists' monographs and is the Professor of American Art and Native American Art at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts, where he also holds the Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair in American Art.

Mark Lombardi was born in 1951 in Brooklyn. He showed at the local gallery Pierogi until his death in 2000. His work has been seen at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.

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