Michael Asher, 1943-2012
October 16, 2012
Art in America
Los Angeles conceptual artist and CalArts instructor Michael Asher died Sunday at age 69 after a long illness, reported the L.A. Times.
"Few artists have had a larger role than Michael Asher in establishing Conceptual art within both art schools and museums," Kirsten Swenson wrote in Art in America in a May 2008 article ("If Walls Could Speak") about Asher's installation at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, for which he re-created the architectural framework for every temporary exhibition wall built there. Read story