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Bruce Conner

For the experimental A Movie, 1958; Report, 1967; Crossroads, 1977; and Valse Triste, 1978, the last of which was featured in the Hirshhorn’s 2008 exhibition The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image, Part I: Dreams, Bruce Conner (American, b. McPherson, Kansas, 1933–2008) created filmic collages that are by turns nostalgic, ironic, and haunting. These works demonstrate the arc of the artist’s achievement and have come to influence a generation of filmmakers, video artists, and music-video directors. 

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