The groundbreaking sculptor's most comprehensive monograph to date
Jean-Michel Othoniel is an artist who creates sculptures that explore themes of fragility, transformation, and ephemerality. Using the repetition of such modular elements as bricks or beads, his work deploys various strategies that hint at loss and despair - cracks in his objects' perfect surfaces, negative spaces and, early in his career, transient materials such as sulfur. The most authoritative study of the artist's work to date, it includes intimate gallery pieces as well as monumental public commissions around the world.
Gay Gassmann is a writer and art consultant based in Paris, France.
Catherine Grenier is director of the Alberto Giacometti Foundation in Paris, France.
Robert Storr is former senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since a second term as dean of the School of Art at Yale University, Storr continues to teach as professor in the Department of Painting/Printmaking.