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ID: 500065606
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500065606

 
Record Type: Person
West, Franz (Austrian sculptor, 1947-2012)

Note: West began formal art studies at 26 years old at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna 1977-1982. Exposed to the Viennese Actionists in the 1960s and 1970s, West embraced an active relationship between art and the viewer. In the 1970s, he began producing small, portable, mixed media sculptures called Passtücke or Adaptives.These objects are intended to be held, carried, or worn by the viewer. He also created monumental public sculptures in welded and painted metal, and metal furniture. West was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011.

Names:
West, Franz (preferred,V,index,LC)
Franz West (V,display)

Nationalities:
Austrian (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
installation artist
painter
collagist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Vienna (Vienna state, Austria) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
spouse of ....  Sirbiladze, Tamuna  
................  (Georgian painter, 1971-2016, active in Vienna) [500372261]
student of ....  Gironcoli, Bruno  
..................  (Austrian sculptor and painter, 1936-2010) [500074080]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  West, Franz (I)

Biographies:
(Austrian sculptor, 1947-2012) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Austrian artist, b.1947) ..... [BHA]
(Austrian sculptor, born 1947) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Austrian artist, born 1947) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Austrian sculptor) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, born 1947) ..... [GRL]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(Austrian artist, 1947-2012) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Franz West ........ [GRISC, MoMA Preferred, VP]
......................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
......................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
West, Franz ........ [BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, MoMA, VP, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
........................  Artforum [online] (2004-)
........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) nr 95017294
........................  Smith, Franz West Is Dead at 65, New York Times (2012) obit.
........................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [BHA, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, Grove Art, MoMA, VP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: nr95017294
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 19 March 2003
....................  Guide to Exhibited Artists: Craftsmen (1985)
....................  Guide to Exhibited Artists: European Painters (1985)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  International Directory of Exhibiting Artists (1982-) 1983
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: nr95017294
....................  Riemschneider and Grosenick, Art at the Turn of the Millennium (1999) 530
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Gagosian Gallery [online] (2005)
.......... Smith, Franz West Is Dead at 65, New York Times (2012) obit.
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