Frank Perrin and Oozewald by Cady Noland, an intimate dialogue
May. 06 - May. 12, 2022
It was at Documenta 9 in Cassel in 1992 that Frank Perrin saw Cady Noland's Oozewald for the first time; a black and white reproduction of the alleged assassin of President JF Kennedy, Lee Oswald, printed on a metal plate and perforated with a few holes. Free from the photographic print, Frank Perrin is fascinated by the simplicity and radicalism of his gesture. Deeply influenced by this work, forty years later the artist conceived Blind test (Combat, Pray, Amore), a series of images of subversion and struggle printed on cardboard without photographic prints.
Rejecting the art market and academicism, Oozewald remains a work of art by a contemporary female artist that achieved a record sale price ($6.6m).