Bruce Conner







Cromer, Stuart, Diedrich Diederichsen, Rachel Federman, Rudolf Frieling, Gary Garrels, and Laura Hoptman eds., Bruce Conner: It’s All True, San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/University of California Press, 2016

Brown, Will. Bruce Conner: Brass Handles. New York: J&L Books Incorporated, 2016



Looking for Bruce Conner, Kevin Hatch, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012



Matt, Gerald ed. Bruce Conner: the 70s, Vienna: Kunsthalle Wien/Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2010



Bruce Conner: Twenty Two Inkblot Drawings1991-1999, Los Angeles, CA: Kohn Turner Gallery, 2000

2000 B.C.: The Bruce Conner Story Part II, Minneapolis, MN: Walker Art Center, 2000



Schwabsky, Barry, Bruce Conner Drawings, Vol. I, 1960-1968, Los Angeles, CA: Kohn Turner Gallery, 1999



Dean, Robert and Dennis Hopper. Bruce Conner: Assemblages, Paintings, Drawings, Engraving Collages, Los Angeles: Michael Kohn Gallery, 1990



Bruce Conner: Matrix/Berkeley 102, Berkeley: University Art Museum, 1987



Bruce Conner: Photograms, San Francisco: Art Museum Association of America, 1985

Bruce Conner Drawings 1955-1972, San Francisco: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1985



Bruce Conner Prints, Palo Alto, CA: Smith-Andersen Gallery, 1974



Bruce Conner: Sculpture/Assemblages/Collages/Drawings/Films, Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1967



Bruce Conner, Waltham, MA: Poses Institute of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, 1965



Bruce Conner, London: Robert Fraser Gallery, 1964



Bruce Conner: San Francisco Art Institute Nealie Sullivan Award Exhibition, San Francisco: SFAI, 1963



Exhibition Catalogues & Selected Publications



Price, Marshall N. ed. A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Durham: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2016, p. 21



Telegen: Art and Television, Bonn: Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2015, pp. 112-116

The Art of Music, San Diego, CA: The San Diego Museum of Art, 2015, p. 283

Society for Contemporary Art, 1940 – 2015, Chicago, IL: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2015, p. 85,

Miller, Dana, and Adam D. Weinberg. Whitney Museum of American Art: Handbook of the Collection, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2015, p. 100



Drawing Line and Form, Tacoma: Tacoma Art Museum, 2013, pp.29.

Fraenkel, Jeffrey. The Unphotographable. San Francisco/New: Fraenkel Gallery, Distributed Art Publishers, pp. 9



Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, Los Angeles: MOCA, 2012



Farrell, Jennifer ed. Get There First, Decide Promptly: The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art, New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011



Heavy Duty & Razor Sharp, Arles: Les Rencontres d’Arles Photography, 2010



Celebrating Modern Art: Highlights of the Anderson Collection, San Francisco, CA: SFMOMA, 2000



Local Color: The diRosa Collection of Contemporary California Art, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1999

The American Art Book, New York: Phaidon Press, 1999



Ayres, Anne. Forty Years of California Assemblage, Los Angeles, CA: Wight Art Gallery, University of California, 1989

The “Junk” Aesthetic: Assemblage of the 1950s and Early 1960s, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989

Armstrong, Elizabeth and Sheila McGuire. First Impressions: Early Prints by Forty-Six Contemporary Artists, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center/New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1989



Starr, Sandra Leonard. Lost and Found in California: Four Decades of Assemblage Art, Santa Monica, CA: James Corcoran Gallery, 1988

Selections from the Permanent Collection, La Jolla, CA: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1988

Gettings, Frank. Different Drummers, Washington, D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1988

Domergue, Denise. Artists Design Furniture, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1988



Stich, Sidra. Made in U.S.A., Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987



Europa/America: die Geschichte einer kunstlerischen Faszination seit 1940, Cologne: Museum Ludwig,1986



Extending the Perimeters of Twentieth-Century Photography, San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1985

Albright, Thomas. Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980: An Illustrated History, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: The Painting and Sculpture Collection, New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1985



Komanecky, Michael, and Virginia Fabbri Butera. The Folding Image: Screens by Artists of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1984

Lucie-Smith, Edward. Movements in Modern Art Since 1945, New York: Thames and Hudson, 1984

Orr-Cahall, Christina, ed. The Art of California: Selected Works from the Collection of the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA: Oakland Museum, 1984

Rubin, William, ed. “Primitivism” in 20th Century Art, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1984

Sandback, Amy Baker, ed. Looking Critically: 21 Years of Artforum Magazine, Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1984

Wallis, Brian, ed. Art after Modernism: Rethinking Representation, New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1984



1983 Biennial Exhibition, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1983

Contemporary Artists, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983



Ashton, Dore. American Art Since 1945, New York: Oxford University Press, 1982



Osborne, Harold, ed. The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Art, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981

Selz, Peter. Art in our Times: A Pictorial History 1890-1980, New York: Abrams, 1981



Hills, Patricia, and Roberta K. Tarbell. The Figurative Tradition and the Whitney Museum of American Art: Paintings and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1980



1979 Biennial Exhibition, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1979

Osborne, Harold. Abstraction and Artifice in Twentieth-Century Art, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979

Sammlung Hahn, Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst, 1979



Aspekte der 60er Jahre: aus der Sammlung Reinhard Onnasch, Berlin: Nationalgalerie, 1978

Restany, Pierre. Le Nouveau Realisme, Paris: Union Generale d’Editions, 1978

Schiff, Gert. Images of Horror and Fantasy, New York: Abrams, 1978



Paris-New York, Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1977

Improbable Furniture, Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1977

Dillenberger, Jane, and John Dillenberger. Perceptions of the Spirit in Twentieth-Century American Art, Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1977

Barr, Alfred H., Jr. Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art, 1929-1967, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1977



The Last Time I Saw Ferus, Newport Beach, CA: Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1976

Celant, Germano. Precronistoria 1966-69, Florence: Centro Di, 1976

Wilmerding, John. American Art, Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1976



Sculpture: American Directions, 1945-1975, Washington, D.C.: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1975

Menace, Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1975

Art as a Muscular Principle, South Hadley, MA: Mount Holyoke College, 1975

Andersen, Wayne. American Sculpture in Process: 1930/1970, Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1975

Who Was Who in American History–Arts and Letters, Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, 1975


Poets of the Cities: New York and San Francisco, 1950-1965, New York: Dutton for the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1974

Plagens, Peter. Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast, New York: Praeger, 1974



Hunter, Sam and John Jacobus. American Art of the 20th Century, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1973

Who Was Who in America, Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, vol. 5, 1973



Crown Point Press, San Francisco: San Francisco Art Institute, 1972

Jencks, Charles and Nathan Silver. Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972



The Artist as Adversary, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1971



Mendelowitz, Daniel M. A History of American Art, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970



Kompas 4/Westkust USA, Eindhoven: Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, 1969

Doty, Robert. Human Concern/Personal Torment, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1969

Kultermann, Udo. The New Painting, New York: Praeger, 1969

Lucie-Smith, Edward. Late Modern: The Visual Arts Since 1945, New York: Praeger, 1969



Assemblage in California: Works from the Late 50’s and Early 60’s, Irvine: University of California,1968

Ashton, Dore. Modern American Sculpture, New York: Abrams, 1968

Kultermann, Udo. The New Sculpture: Environments and Assemblages, New York: Praeger, 1968



Tuchman, Maurice. American Sculpture of the Sixties, Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967

Selz, Peter. Funk, Berkeley: University of California Art Museum, 1967

Janis, Harriet and Rudi Blesh. Collage: Personalities, Concepts, Techniques, Philadelphia: Chilton, 1967

Rose, Barbara. American Art since 1900: A Critical History, New York: Praeger, 1967



Los Angeles Now, London: Robert Fraser Gallery,1966

Contemporary American Sculpture: Selection 1, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1966

Lippard, Lucy R. Pop Art, New York: Praeger, 1966



Becker, Jurgen and Wolf Vostell. Happenings: Fluxus, Pop Art, Nouveau Realisme, Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1965



Selection 1964, Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1964

Pop, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc., Vienna: Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, 1964

Annual Exhibition 1964: Contemporary American Sculpture, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1964



Fifty California Artists, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1962



Seitz, William C. The Art of Assemblage, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1961

Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Urbana: Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, 1961


Seventy-Eighth Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association, San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art, 1959