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Even Genevieve felt that there was something irresistibly funny in the remark, and the relief of the audience was communicated to her; yet she felt sick and faint, and was overwrought with horror at what she had seen and was seeing.
From 1960 to 1971, Lee Bontecou showed consistently at Leo Castelli Gallery in New York, where her large-scale wall reliefs were admired by critics and collectors alike.
While her reliefs are often hulking and aggressive, they also possess, paradoxically, wonderful hand-made qualities, such as the tense little twists of bright copper wire that beautifully join the patchwork pieces.
Too large to travel to the West Coast, this piece can nonetheless be glimpsed here in other reliefs from the period, accompanied by drawings that foreground these lighter works' resemblance to billowing sails or kites or to natural elements like shells, snails, insects, and crustaceans.
It began with Tullio Lombardo at the turn of the sixteenth century, and Luchs focuses her study on two enigmatic reliefs by the sculptor, one of which is in the Ca' d'Oro, Venice, and the other in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
Her discussion of Tullio's career furthermore lays the groundwork for situating the portrait reliefs within his oeuvre and allows the tentative dating of the pieces that follow.