CLOUGH, Prunella; McHUGH, Camila (ed.)
Prunella Clough: A small thing edgily
Prunella Clough (1919–1999) was a British artist known mostly for her paintings. Leaving behind the industrial-inspired figuration of her early works, Prunella Clough’s innovative abstraction developed largely out of step with any artistic movement or milieu: impervious to the advent of Pop, she was more taken by the Minimalism of Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt, which may have accentuated her sense of restraint. Amy Sillman calls Clough “a ‘conceptual painter’ avant la lettre,” and one of her favorite “formist” artists!
This book is published in conjunction with an exhibition of the artist's work at June gallery, Berlin; it focuses on the artist’s late-career departure from the industrial figuration for which she was known into a wry, quietly influential approach to abstraction.