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  • Derek Boshier

    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

    “Derek Boshier: The Texas Years” was an extensive survey of Boshier’s paintings and graphic works produced between 1980, the year of his arrival in Houston from Britain, and 1995. Although he was an early participant in British Pop art, a combination of his political interests and esthetic restlessness led him to give up painting in favor of film and more conceptual work by the end of the ’60s. That he selected the then-current neo-Expressionist style when he took up painting again indicates both a certain distance from his medium and a certain consistency of intention. Like the “fashion victims”

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