Oil on canvas, two parts

Left panel: 244.4 x 76.3 x 3.8 cm (96 1/4 x 30 1/16 x 1 1/2 in.) Right panel: 244.4 x 101.5 x 3.8 cm (96 1/4 x 39 15/16 x 1 1/2 in.) Overall dimensions: 244.4 x 177.8 cm (96 1/4 x 70 in.)

A massive curve painted in a range of reflective blues and greys soars through Lee Lozano's Crook diptych. She applied metal oxides with a house painter’s brush, increasing the work’s industrial look.

Crook is part of the intense graphic and pictorial experiments the American artist conducted during her short career. It must be put into a relationship with a list of actions (milling, turning, etc.) from one of her notebooks on the worker's vocabulary and the use of specific tools. But far from subsuming figures of the artist and worker, Lozano's work stands out for its radicality. "I wouldn’t call myself an art worker but rather an art dreamer and I will only participate in a total revolution that is simultaneously personal and public," she writes.

Crook was presented for the first time by the Pinault Collection in 2009 at the "Mapping the Studio" exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi.