concept art first appeared (1961) in a publication by Fluxus, an avant-garde art group, and conceptual art was defined at length (1967) in an article by Sol LeWitt, one of the movement's best-known adherents. Another of the movement's founders was the California artist John Baldessari. Among the other artists associated with the movement are Joseph Kosuth, Bruce Nauman, Robert Morris, On Kawara, members of Britain's Art and Language movement, and to a large degree, the visionary artist Agnes Denes. Many of the movement's works of art were conceptualized by the artists but executed by artisans who worked at the artists' direction. The ideas that fueled the conceptual art movement of the 1960s and 70s continued to influence and animate the work of many artists of the late 20th and early 21st cent. See also contemporary art.
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