Les Levine  

Abbreviated Bio

 

One Man Shows


1964 Hart House, University of Toronto, Canada
 
1965 The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
 
1966 The Fischbach Gallery, NYC
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, "Slipcover"
University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
 
1967 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, "Slipcover" and "Star Garden"
Museum of Modern Art, NYC, "Star Garden"
Architectural League of New York, NYC, "Slipcover"
 
1968 Glendon Campus Art Gallery, York University, Toronto, Canada, "Process of Elimination"
The Fischbach Gallery, NYC, "The Clean Machine"
 
1969 Levine's Restaurant, NYC, "Jack Burnham to Wed Judith Benjamin"
"Le Prix Levine a la Sixieme Biennale de Paris," Paris
Institute of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, "Contact"
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, "Electric Shock"
NYC Dept. of Parks, New York University's vacant lot on W. 4 St, NYC, "Process of Elimination"
New York University, Loeb Student Center, NYC "Body Color"
 
1970 The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Canada, "Body Control Systems"
 
1971 Galerie M. E. Thelen, Koln, Germany, "House"
 
1972 META-TV, Arlington, VA, "The Last Sculpture Show"
Finch College Museum of Art, NYC, "The Troubles: An Artist's Document of Ulster"
The Fischbach Gallery, downtown, NYC, "Position"
 
1973 The Michael C. Rockefeller Art Center Gallery, Fredonia State University College, Fredonia, NY,
The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Canada, "Les Levine's Peggy's Cove"
 
1974 The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada, "Language ÷ Emotion + Syntax = Message,"
University of California at San Diego, CA, "The Troubles: An Artist's Document of Ulster"
 
1975 Adler Castillo, Caracas, Venezuela, "Les Levine's Magic Carpet"
Anthology Film Archives, NYC, "One-Gun Video"
Miami-Dade University, Miami, FL, "The Story of Three Children"
 
1976 M. L. D'Arc Gallery, NYC, "During the First Moment of Your Death: Remember"
Wadsworth Atheneum, Lions Gallery of the Senses, Hartford, CT, "I am not Blind"
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, "Starry Night"
 
1977 Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, "I am not Blind: An Information Environment about Unsighted People"
M. L. D'Arc Gallery, NYC, "Game Room: A Tribute to the Great American Loser"
The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Canada, "Northern Landscapes"
Galerie Arnesen, Copenhagen, Denmark, "Soho Poster Project"
 
1978 The Station Gallery, Whitby, Canada, "Northern Landscapes"
Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam, Holland, "Making You in Our Image: Media Installations"
Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerp, Belgium, "Les Levine: 'Diamond Mind'"
 
1979 Myers Fine Arts Gallery, State University of NY, Plattsburgh, NY, "Deep Gossip ," Sept 13 - Oct 3
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, "Prayer Rug"
Galerie Jollenbeck, Koln, Germany, "Les Levine: Media Installation, Fotos, Videotapes"
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NYC, "Diamond Mind" and "The House of Gloves"
 
1980 Marian Goodman Gallery, NYC, "Ads"
 
1981 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NYC, "Country Billboards," Jan - Feb
 
1982 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Subways, NYC, "We are not Afraid" May - June
 
1983 Honolulu Academy of Art, Focus Gallery, Honolulu, HI, "Visions from the God World" Sept 2 - 18
Museum of Modern Art, NYC, "Video Viewpoints," Oct 3
 
1984 LAICA, Los Angeles, CA, "New Media Projects: Billboards"
Ted Greenwald Gallery, NYC, "Drawings Models Polaroids" Nov 17 - Dec 8
 
1985 Spectacolor Lightboard, One Times Square, NYC, "Media Mass (Local News)" May 20 - June 2
ICA Gallery, London, England, "Blame God" indoor/outdoor billboard project, Sept 6 - Oct 6
 
1986 The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, "Blame God" Aug 28 - Sept 27
Academie der Kunst, Copenhagen, "Friends" video installation, Oct 22 - 29
 
1987 Zone, NYC, "Sell Yourself" billboard at Ave B and East 2 St, Nov 14 - Dec 14
 
1988 Mai 36 Galerie, Luzern, Switzerland, "Media Projects and Public Advertisements" Feb 27 - Apr 3
Espace FRAC, Dijon, France, "Consume or Perish" indoor/outdoor billboard project, Sept 23 - Oct 31
 
1989 Int'l Center of Photography, NY, "Les Levine's Video: A Selection from Two Decades," Jan 13 - May 12
Art Frankfurt, Kunstmesse Frankfurt, Germany, "Brand New," billboard campaign, Apr 14 - 27
Galerie 1900-2000, La Galerie de Poche, Paris, May 18 - June 3
NY Foundation for the Arts, NY Subways, NYC, "Consume or Perish" & "Pray for More," Sept 20 - Nov 20
 
1990 Galerie Montaigne, Paris, Feb 3 - Mar 28
Mai 36 Galerie, Luzern, Mar 3 - Apr 28
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Holland, "Analyze Lovers" May 19 - June 17
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, "Public Mind: Les Levine's Media Sculpture and Mass Ad Campaigns1969-1990" Sept 14 - Nov 11
 
1991 Wassermann Galerie, Munich, "Ease Pain" Nov 7 - Dec 12 and "Work Change" billboard in the Marienplatz
Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, "Les Levine: Billboard Cartoons" Dec 6 - Jan 10, 1992
 
1992 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC, "Ease Pain" billboard campaign, Jan 28 - Mar 30
MUHKA, Antwerpen, Belgium, "Public Mind: Les Levine's Media Sculpture and Mass Ad Campaigns
1969-1990" Feb 8 - Mar 29
Cincinnati, OH, "Law Order" billboard campaign, Nov 1 - Dec 15
 
1993 Kansas City, MO, "Sex Won't Save You" billboard campaign, Feb 5 - Mar 5
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland, "Les Levine" Mar 4 - Apr 10
StadtRaum Remise, Vienna, Austria, "Lose Your Life" Mar 6 - Apr 10
Galerie In Situ, Aalst, Belgium, "The Media Cage" Oct 16 - Nov 27
 
1994 Lutz Teutloff Modern Art, Köln, Germany, "Media Magic" Mar 5 - May 1
Received the Gustav-Klimt Preis-1994 from Vienna for the best billboard campaign of the year - "Send Receive"
 
1995 Saint-Gervais Geneve Dept des Art et Medias Electroniques, Geneve, Switzerland, videotapes:
   "Gilbert & George," "Space Walk" & "Diamond Mind" Feb 1
Brigitte March Galerie,Stuttgart, Germany, "Early Media Art and New Works" Mar 24-May 2
Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, "The Media Tent" Apr 26-30
Video-Forum, Art 26'95 Basel International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, "Media Tent" June 14-19
Stadt Langenhagen, Hannover, Germany, "Mind" Nov 14-23
 
1996 Brigitte March Galerie,Stuttgart, Germany, "See Your Mind" Apr 26-May 31
Temporary Contemporary, Baltic Flour Mills, Gateshead, England, "Painting the Media Cave - Public Pets" Sept 4-Nov 18
The Alternative Museum, NY, NY, "Media Mind - Les Levine: A Recent Survey" Sept 21-Nov 2
 
1997 Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Germany, "Art Can See" June 24-Aug 31 and 200 billboards throughout Stuttgart
 
1999 Velan, Carignano (Turin), Italy, "Show Us Our Mind" Apr 25-May 23
 
2000 Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany, "Let’s Have a Show of Hands" June 23-July 31
Asbaek Galerie, Copenhagen, Denmark, "Have No Fear" Sept 7-30
 
2003 Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany, "The Self Express" Nov 21-Dec 21
 
2011 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, "Mindful Media" Mar 23-June 12
 

Advertising and Billboard Campaigns

1976 SOHO POSTER PROJECT
Advertising campaign
Soho, NYC, NY
 
1980 ADS
Designs for billboards
Marian Goodman Gallery, NYC, NY
 
1981 WE ARE NOT AFRAID
Premium Advertising Squares (21"x21"), advertising campaign on all the
NYC Subway Lines, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, May - June
 
1982 AIM, RACE, TAKE, STEAL, FORGET
30-sheet billboard (10'x21') campaign consisting of 5 different images in the following cities:
Minneapolis, MN, Sept - Oct 1982
Chicago, IL, Apr 1983
Toronto, Canada, May - June 1983
San Francisco, CA, June - July 1983
Los Angeles, CA 1984
 
1985 MEDIA MASS (Local News)
Spectacolor Lightboard, Times Square, NYC, May 20 - June 2
 
1985 BLAME GOD series consisting of:
Attack God, Blast God, Block God, Execute God, Hate God, Kill God, Starve God
30-sheet billboard campaign in the following cities with simultaneous indoor shows:
London, England, ICA Gallery, Sept 6 - Oct 6, 1985 Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Orchard Gallery, Oct 5 - Nov 2, 1985
Dublin, Ireland, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Aug 28 - Sept 27, 1986
 
1986 EVERY CHILD HAS BEEN OUR PARENTS IN A PREVIOUS LIFETIME
30-sheet billboard campaign with simultaneous indoor show
Staten Island, NY, The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art exhibit "Eminent Immnigrants,"
Snug Harbor, June 21 - Aug 31
 
1987 FORGIVE YOURSELF series consisting of:
Charm Yourself, Create Yourself, Exploit Yourself, Forgive Yourself, Free Yourself, Hate Yourself, Lead Yourself, Master Yourself, Seduce Yourself, Sell Yourself
30-sheet billboard campaign
Kassel, Germany for Documenta 8, June - Sept
 
1987 SELL YOURSELF
30-sheet billboard
Ave B and East 2nd St, NYC for Zone, Nov 14 - Dec 14
 
1988 CREATE YOURSELF
8-sheet billboard (10'x12') campaign with simultaneous indoor show
Luzerne, Switzerland, Mai 36 Galerie, Feb 27 - Apr 3
 
1988 CONSUME OR PERISH, FEED GREED, PRAY FOR MORE
Billboard (360x280 cm) campaign in the following cities with simultaneous indoor shows:
Dijon, France, Espace FRAC, Sept 23 - Oct 31, 1988
Stuttgart, Germany, Brigitte March Galerie, Feb 17 - Apr 8, 1989
 
1989 BRAND NEW series consisting of:
Brand New, Draw Charm, Get More, Switch Position
200 billboards (360x280 cm) - Billboard campaign with simultaneous indoor show
Frankfurt, Germany, Art Frankfurt, Apr 14 - Apr 27
 
1989 CONSUME OR PERISH, PRAY FOR MORE
Premium Advertising Squares, advertising campaign on all the
NYC Subway Lines, New York Foundation for the Arts, Sept 20 - Nov 20
 
1989 CONTROL ARMS, GREEN HOUSE
Billboard (360x280 cm) campaign
Dortmund, Germany, Museum am Ostwall exhibit "In Other Words," Sept 10 - Oct 15
 
1990 CHANGE YOUR MIND
Advertising campaign on the sides of all the buses
Lodz, Poland, The Artists' Muzeum exhibit "Process und Konstruktion," Oct
 
1990 IMITATE TOUCH, GREEN HOUSE, NOT GUILTY
30-sheet billboard campaign with simultaneous indoor retrospective
Syracuse, NY, Everson Museum of Art ,
"Public Mind: Les Levine's Media Sculpture and Mass Ad Campaigns 1969-1990," Sept 14 - Nov 11
 
1990 IMITATE TOUCH
30-sheet billboard campaign with simultaneous indoor show
Knoxville, TN, Ewing Gallery of Art, "Pray For More," Nov 16 - Dec 10
 
1991 CHANGE YOUR MIND, FEEL TIME, IMITATE TOUCH
Back-lit outdoor billboard
Utrecht, Holland, Centraal Museum exhibit "Night Lines," Apr 26 - Oct 15
 
1991 FEEL TIME
Billboard (360x280 cm) campaign
Munich, Germany, Beck Forum, Apr - May
 
1991 FEEL TIME
Billboard (360x280 cm) campaign
Munich, Germany, Beck Forum, Apr - May
 
1992 FORCE SIGHT
Advertising campaign
Stein am Kocher, Germany for the ICA, Schloss Presteneck,
organized by the Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, June 8 - Sept 15
 
1992 MASK PLAY, WIN THE RACE
Billboard (360x280 cm) campaign
Aalst, Belgium, June 6 - Sept 20
 
1992 NO NEW ARTISTS
Billboard (360x280 cm) campaign
Antwerp, Belgium, Feb 8 - Mar 29
 
1992 EASE PAIN
30-sheet billboard campaign
NYC, NY, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Jan 28 - Mar 30
 
1992 LAW ORDER
30-sheet billboard campaign with simultaneous indoor show
Cincinnati, OH, Carl Solway Gallery, "Editions 1963-1992, Drawings and Video," Nov 1 - Dec 15
 
1993 SEND RECEIVE
Billboard (360x280 cm) campaign
Vienna, Austria, Kunsthalle Wien exhibit "The Language of Art," Sept 3 - Oct 17
In 1994 this campaign won the Gustav-Klimt Preis for the "Best Billboard of 1993"
 
1993 LOSE YOUR LIFE
Billboard (360x280 cm) campaign
Vienna, Austria, Stadt Raum Remise, Mar 6 - Apr 10
 
1993 SEX WON'T SAVE YOU
30-sheet billboard campaign with simultaneous indoor show
Kansas City, MO, University of Missouri-Kansas City Gallery of Art,
"Les Levine: Mass Media Project for Kansas City and Related Mass Media Campaigns,"Feb 5 - Mar 5
 
1994 BLAME GOD series
30-sheet billboard campaign
Dublin, Ireland, Irish Museum of Modern Art exhibit "From Beyond the Pale," Sept 23 - Oct 14
 
1995 MASK CHANGE, SEE FACE
Billboard (360x280 cm) campaign
Bursa, Turkey, Uludag Universitesi, Aug - Sept
 
1995 SEE YOUR MIND
Billboard (360x280 cm) campaign, 30-second television commercials and
5,000 Mind boxes (13"x10"x3.25")
Langenhagen, Germany, Nov 14 - Nov 23
 
1996 PAINTING THE MEDIA CAVE - PUBLIC PETS
See It Be It, Remember, Perform Act, See True, Ignore Logic
one hundred 30-sheet billboards and 7'x5' bus shelter billboards plus
Giant Scanachrome (86'x56') of See It Be It on Baltic Flour Mill
Temporary Contemporary, Gateshead, England, Sept 4 - Nov 18
 
1997 ART CAN SEE Billboard (141x100 in) campaignArt Can See, Form Illusions, Taste Makes Waste, Intend Effect with simultaneous indoor show of billboards Doubt Identify, Signify Something, Compete Defeat, Confuse Jumble, Trade Art, Look See, Style Dance, Pretty Please, Bring To Life, Good Taste Is No Excuse, See True, See It Be It, Perform Act, Ignore Logic Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Germany, June 24 - Aug 31
 
2000 MIND WEED
Major media campaign consisting of 1,000 posters ( 22"x33") in the city of Bydgoszez, Poland,
The International Artists’ Museum, "Construction in Process VII - This Earth is a Flower," June 18-July 2
 
2004 CELEBRATE YOUR SELF
Billboard (141x100 in) campaign consisting of 80 billboards
Celebrate Your Self, Live Your Dreams, Free Your Mind, Acquire Desire Equality, Demand More Freedom Duisburger Akzente, "Last Stop America?" Duisburg, Germany, Apr 24 - May 16
 

Group Shows

1964 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, "Second Canadian Sculpture Exhibition"
 
1966 Museum of Modern Art, NYC, "The Object Transformed"
 
1967 Finch College Museum of Art, NYC, "Schemata 7"
 
1968 Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, "New Acquisitions" and "Artists Under 40"
 
1969 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, "Vision and Television"
Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paris Biennale, represented Canada
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, "Sculpture Annual"
 
1970 Jewish Museum, NYC, "Software Show"
Museum of Modern Art, NYC, "Information Show"
 
1974 "Projekt '74," Germany
 
1975 Sao Paula Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
1976 Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, "'76 Biennale of Sydney"
 
1977 Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany, June - Sept
 
1979 Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerp, Belgium, "Biennale van de Kritiek" Sept 28 - Nov 4
 
1980 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
 
1981 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, "Instant Photography" Dec
 
1982 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, "New Narratives for Living Room Viewing", Part 1" Nov 13 - Dec 31 Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany, "OKanada," Dec 5 - Jan 30, 1983
 
1983 Museum of Modern Art, NYC, "Video Art: A History" Oct 3 - Jan 3, 1984
 
1984 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, "Aerogramme - Mail Art Show" Oct 19 - Nov 18
 
1985 The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, "A New Beginning 1968-1978," Feb 3 - May 5
Lenbachhaus, Munich, "Process und Konstruktion," June 3 - July 9
Kunsthaus und Kunstverein, Hamburg, "Biennale des Friedens," Dec 1 - Jan 12, 1986
 
1987 The Queens Museum, Queens, NY, "The Real Big Picture," Jan 10 - Mar 19
Aalto Museum, Jyvaskyla, Finland, "Art in Bookform," Dec 20 - Jan 25, 1987
 
1987 Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany, June - Sept
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, "Computers and Art" Sept
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, "This is not a Photograph," Oct 31 - Jan 10, 1988
 
1988 Museum of Modern Art, NYC, "Committed to Print", Jan 31 - Apr 19
IBM Gallery of Science and Art, NYC, "Computers and Art," Apr 26 - June 18
Museum of Modern Art, NYC, "American Documentary Video: Subject to Change," Nov 17 - Jan 10, 1989
 
1989 Kolnischer Kunstverein, Koln, Germany, "Video-Skulptur," Mar 18 - Apr 23
Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany, "In Other Words," Sept 10 - Oct 15
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, "Image World," Nov 8 - Feb 18, '90
 
1990 Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, "Word as Image," June 15 - Aug 26
Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, "Art & Pub," Oct 31 - Feb 25, '91
The Artists' Muzeum, Lodz, Poland, "Process und Konstruktion," Oct
 
1991 Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Holland, "Night Lines," Apr26 - Oct 15
 
1992 International Contemporary Art, Schloss Presteneck, Stein am Kocher, Germany, "Force Sight," June 9 - Aug 15
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, "Notes from the Material World: Contemporary Photomontage," Mar 1 - May 10
 
1993 International Contemporary Art, Schloss Presteneck, Stein am Kocher, Germany, "Bright Light," June 8 - Aug 1
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria, "The Language of Art" Sept 3 - Oct 17
Thread Waxing Space, NY, NY, "Gone Beyond Gone" Sept 18 - Oct 23
MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium, "I Am You" Oct 13 - Apr 1, 1994
 
1994 ICA, Boston, MA, "Public Interventions" Apr 27 - July 17
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, "From Beyond the Pale" Sept 23 - Oct 14
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, "Intelligent Ambience" Dec 2 - Feb 19, '95
Smithsonian Institution, International Gallery, Washington, DC, "Monumental Propaganda" Dec 7-Feb 25
 
1995 Museum of Modern Art, NYC, "Adding It Up" Print Acquisitions 1970-1995, May 27-Sept 5
Kunstverein Schloss Plön, Germany, "Das Sisyphos-Syndrom, Hommage für Joseph Beuys" July 8-Aug 6
Uludag Universitesi and the city of Bursa, Turkey, billboard campaign "Mask Change See Face" Aug-Sept
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland, "Media Boards" Oct 12-Nov 26
 
1996 Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany, "Contemporary Art at the Museum Ludwig - Acquisition 1992-1996" Dec 5-Jan 19, 1997
 
1997 Museum of Modern Art, Video Gallery, NY, NY, "Selections from the Video Collection" exhibited "Brainwash" June 27-Sept 21
2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, S. Africa, exhibited "See Your Mind" video installation, Oct 12-Nov
 
1998 The Architectural League, The Urban Center, NY, NY, "The Inflatable Moment: Pneumatics and Protest in ‘68" exhibited "Slipcover II" May 29-Aug 29
 
1999 MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, "Billboard: Art on the Road" exhibited 2 billboards: "Aim" and "Take" (1981), May 28-Sept 28 Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada, "Making It New! (The Big Sixties Show)" performed "Cornflakes" (1969) on July 22 in Great Western Park in Windsor, July 24-Oct 10
 
2000 Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, " Herausforderung Tier"
exhibited "Death Ends All Punishment" Apr 14-Jul 30
The International Artists’ Museum, Bydgoszez, Poland, "Construction in Process VII - This Earth
is a Flower" media campaign: "Mind Weed" June 18-July 2
White Box, NY, NY, "Critic as Grist" exhibited "Group Shows Twist the Truth & Statements on the Sublime"
by Les Levine & Thomas McEvilley, Sept 7-Oct 17
 
2001 Venice Biennale, "Markers" an Outdoor Banner Event, exhibited "God Bless America" June 6-9
 
2004 Duisburger Akzente, Duisburg, Germany, "Last Stop America?" exhibited "Celebrate Your Self"
80-billboard campaign in the city of Duisburg, Apr 24-May 16
 
2005 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, "The Sixties in Canada" exhibited "Slipcover" (1966) Feb 3-Apr 24
 

Books

1968 Beyond Modern Sculpture by Jack Burnham, Penguin Press, London
Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology edited by Gregory Battcock, Dutton, NY, NY
 
1969 Culture Hero, monthly, published and edited by Les Levine, NY, NY
 
1971 House by Les Levine, de Jong and Co., Hilversom, The Netherlands
 
1973 The Britannica Encyclopedia of American Art, Simon & Schuster, NY, NY
Idea Art edited by Gregory Battcock, "Les Levine Replies" by Les Levine, E.P. Dutton, NY, NY
 
1974 Great Western Salt Works by Jack Burnham, Braziller, NY, NY
Your Self-Portrait as a Dog by Irene Dogmatic, Oakland, CA
 
1976 Bear News by Les Levine, Museum of Mott Art Inc., NY, NY for the Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia
Using the Camera as a Club/Not Necessarily a Great One by Les Levine, Museum of Mott Art Inc., NY, NY
 
1977 Art Actuel/Skira Anneul, 1977, Skira Art Books, Geneva, Switzerland
 
1979 Media: The Bio-Tech Rehearsal for Leaving the Body by Les Levine, Alberta College of Art, Calgary
 
1984 The Art of Performance, A Critical Anthology edited by Gregory Battcock, E.P. Dutton, NY, NY
 
1987 Digital Visions, Computers and Art by Cynthia Goodman, Harry N. Abrams, NY, NY, p 93
 
1989 Postmodern Currents by Margot Lovejoy, UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, MI, pp 92, 111, 181, 184
 
1990 Art Speak by Robert Atkins, Abbeville Press, NY, NY, pp 63, 65, 98, 99, 158, "Block God" p 23
 
1993 Die Sprache der Kunst, Edition Cantz, Stuttgart, Germany, "Send Receive" on cover and pp 311-318
 
1995 New York 1960 - Architecture and Urbanism Between the Second World War and the Bicentennial by Robert A.M.
Stern, Thomas Mellins and David Fishman, The Monacelli Press, NY, NY, "Slipcover" p 1206
 
1996 True Colors - The Real Life of the Art World by Anthony Haden-Guest, The Atlantic Monthly Press, NY, pp 61, 62, 70, 90-93, 145, 306
Plastic - The Making of a Synthetic Century by Stephen Fenichell, Harper Collins Publ Inc, NY, pp 286-290,292, 301
 
1997 Der Bewegte Betrachter - Theorien der Interaktiven Medienkunst by Annette Hünnekens,
Wienand Verlag, Köln, Germany, p25, colorplate 2 "Iris"
 
1998 The Promise of Photography, The DG BANK Collection, ed by Luminita Sabau, Prestel, Munich,
"Consume or Perish" pp 220-221
 
2000 The Artists’ Museum, Lodz, Poland,"We Are Not Afraid" p 61, "Slide Into Your Mind" p 132,
"Change Your Mind" pp 188-190, also pp 108, 167, 169
Herausforderung Tier, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany, "Death Ends All Punishment" p 59
 
2002 The Triumph of Anti-Art by Thomas McEvilley, McPherson & Co, Kingston, NY
Economies, Parachute 106, Montreal, Canada, "Profit Systems I" pp 112-114
 
2005 The Triumph of Anti-Art by Thomas McEvilley, McPherson & Co, Kingston, NY, chapter 9, pp 190-203
 

Catalogues

1966 "The Object Transformed" Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY
 
1967 "Schemata 7" Finch College Museum of Art, NY, NY
 
1970 "Recorded Activities" Moore College, Philadelphia, PA, The Information Fallout by Les Levine
 
1974 "Les Levine: Language ÷ Emotion + Syntax = Message," The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 
1975 "Camera Art" written by Les Levine, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
 
1976 "I am not Blind: An Information Environment about Unsighted People" Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
 
1977 "Kunst und Medien Materialien zur Documenta 6" Kassel, Germany
 
1979 "Les Levine" Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Meir 50, Antwerp, Belgium, Diamond Mind
 
1980 "Printed Art: A View of Two Decades" text by Reva Castleman, Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY, p 74
 
1981 "Instant Fotografie" Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
 
1985 "Gordon Matta-Clark" by Mary Jane Jacob, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, essay by Les Levine on p 95
 
1986 "Blame God: Billboard Projects" ICA, London, England
 
1987 "Photography and Art: Interactions Since 1946" by Andy Grundberg and Kathleen Gauss, Abbeville Press, NY, NY
 
1988 "Committed to Print" The Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY, pp 34, 76, 88, 109
"Les Levine: Media Projects and Public Advertisements" Mai 36 Galerie, Luzern, Switzerland
 
1989 "In Other Words" Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany, pp 56-61
"Image World" Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY pp 92-93
 
1990 "Les Levine" Galerie Montaigne, Paris, France
"Public Mind: Les Levine's Media Sculpture and Mass Ad Campaigns 1969-1990" Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
"Word as Image: American Art 1960-2990" Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, p 147
"Art & Pub" Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, p 490
 
1992 "Force Sight" Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany, Cover & pp 8, 30, 31
 
1993 "Bright Light" Brigitte March Stuttgart, Germany, "Bright Light" cover, p 12 and "Lose Your Life" pp 28 - 29, June
"Gone Beyond Gone" Thread Waxing Space, NY, NY, Lose Your Life pp 6-9, Sept
"Die Sprache der Kunst" (The Language of Art), Edition Cantz,Vienna, Austria, Post Complaint Art by Les Levine, pp 311-318
 
1994 "From Beyond the Pale" Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, Blame God p 75
 
1997 "Les Levine, Media Sculptor - Art Can See" Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Germany, published by Cantz
"Temporary Contemporary: Catalogue" Gateshead Council, Public Pets by Les Levine, pp11-13,
Declan McGonagle: Pets on the Baltic, pp15-17, published by Portcullis Press
 
2000 "Making It New! (The Big Sixties Show)" Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada, Slipcover, p 19; Cornflakes, p 70; pp 69-71
 
2002 "To Eat or Not to Eat" (Comer O No Comer ), Centro de Arte de Salamanca, CASA, Salamanca, Spain,
"Levine’s Restaurant," p 30
 
2003 "A Happening Place" The Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA
 

Collections

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Brown University, Providence, RI
Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris France
DG BANK, Deutsche Genossenschaftsbank AG, Frankfurt, Germany
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Frac Dijon, France
Gelco Corp., Minneapolis, MN
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Lenbachhaus, Munich,Germany
Musee de Dole, France
Sidney Lewis, Best Products, Richmond, VA

Louisiana Museum of Art, NewOrleans, LA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Neuberger Museum, White Plains, NY

Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Radford University Art Museum, Radford, VA

Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY

The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
   

 

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CHAIR FOR MARK ROTHKO
1974
Four color photographs
each 102 cm x 77 cm
total length 408 cm
 
 
 



   

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