Nature, the end of art: environmental landscapes
Long considered a pioneer creator of ecological artworks for urban environments, Alan Sonfist has been fusing human history and the natural environment since the mid-1960s. Few artists have had such an unswerving, or generative, interest in the landscape--be it physical, social, or historical--that surrounds us. Alan Sonfist is that rare species of artist--not just a pioneer in a particular form or approach but a real trailblazer whose ideas have remained consistently interesting over the course of an entire career. No history of post-war art would be complete without an acknowledgement of his achievement.
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