John McCracken: 1934 - 2011

Christopher Knight reports that painter John McCracken died in New York on April 8, 2011 at age 76. McCracken's work achieved a synthesis of painting and sculpture that could, simultaneously, be considered a singular achievement in either medium. "'My tendency,' John McCracken once said, 'is to reduce or develop everything to 'single things' - things which refer to nothing outside [themselves], but which at the same time possibly refer, or relate, to everything.' "

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LA Times