Terra Foundation-supported Events

Dialogue: “Art & Graphic Design: Maciunas, Ruscha, and Levrant de Bretteville”

In this dialogue with Sophie Cras, Benoît Buquet will extend the hypotheses of his book Graphics. Art et design graphique aux États-Unis (1960–1980) (PUFR, coll. Iconotextes, 2019). Focusing on works primarily by George Maciunas, Ed Ruscha, and Sheila Levrant de Breteville, the book explores the understudied intersections between art and graphic design through in-depth case studies supported by new archival evidence. It also to takes a fresh look at Fluxus, Pop art, and feminist art practices. Considering the book’s focus, the specificity of the author’s collaboration with graphic designers Alaric Garnier and Léna Araguas on this publication’s design will also be discussed.


  • Benoît Buquet, Associate Professor, Université de Tours
  • Sophie Cras, Associate Professor, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in French. Please RSVP to: [email protected]