Richard Hunt: MONUMENTAL
Monumentality is often understood with the contexts of scale, visibility, intrepidness, and permanence.
Chicago artist Richard Hunt (b. 1935, USA) is one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. Hunt has had over 150 public sculpture commissions and solo exhibitions. At only thirty-five, his reputation seemed sealed in 1971 when he became the first Black artist to have a significant solo retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is represented in more than 100 public museums, from California to Maine, Detroit to Birmingham, and Vienna to Jerusalem.
Richard Hunt: MONUMENTAL seeks to ground this work within Hunt’s broader artistic practice and more critically contextualize his tremendous contributions to the history of American sculpture over the past seventy-five years.
This catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition Richard Hunt: MONUMENTAL at KANEKO, Omaha, NE, October 13, 2022–February 5, 2023.
Texts by Stephan Grot, KANEKO Executive Director; Dr. Marin R. Sullivan; Ghenete Zelleke; and Dr. Andrew Wasserman.Published by KANEKO, 2023, hardcover, 132 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches.