(Un)Becoming Sculpture: Piet Mondrian’s New York Furniture

May 17th, 6pm

(Un)Becoming Sculpture: Piet Mondrian’s New York Furniture
Lecture by Prof. Nancy J. Troy, Stanford University

Nancy J. Troy is Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art and Chair of the Art & Art History Department at Stanford University. In addition to The De Stijl Environment (1982), she is the author of Modernism and the Decorative Arts in France: Art Nouveau to Le Courbusier (1991), and Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion (2002). In her current book project, The Afterlife of Piet Mondrian, forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, she revists the site of her earliest art historical interest – the work of Piet Mondrain – studying both its trajectories after the artist’s death through the realms of elite and popular culture, and the ways in which the dominant historical narrative of Mondrian and his work has been shaped by art-market forces.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University.