Endnotes

  1. Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter, When Prophecy Fails (1956; New York: Harper & Row, 1964).
  2. To cite just one: Roberta Smith began her coverage for the New York Times by placing McCracken as “a West Coast artist who brought a New Age openness to Minimalist sculpture, along with a vocabulary of bright, sleek slabs, blocks and columns that balanced teasingly between painting and sculpture.“ She further described him as “a tall, lanky man who in photographs resembled a cross between Clint Eastwood and Jack Palance [who] approached Minimalism—known for its literal-mindedness, industrial fabrication and resistance to interpretation—with a sense of play, craft and spirituality that was distinctly his own while also reflecting his California roots.” See: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/11/arts/design/john-mccracken-sculptor-of-geometric-forms-dies-at-76.html?_r=0
  3. John McCracken, “Remote Viewing/Psychic Traveling; March-April 1997,” Frieze (June-August 1997): 60-63.
  4. John McCracken in James Monte, John McCracken: Sculpture 1965-69 (Toronto: The Art Gallery of Ontario, 1969) np.
  5. John McCracken in Frances Colpitt, “Between Two Worlds,” Art in America (April 1998): 90.
  6. John McCracken in Patricia Bickers, “UFO Technology,” Art Monthly (March 1997): 4.
  7. John McCracken in “Interview: John McCracken and Matthew Higgs,” Early Sculpture/JohnMcCracken (New York: Zwirner & Wirth, 2005): 4-5. He continues: “As to frontiers, that experience hints at one: inner reality. Physical reality is big, but inner reality, though slippery, is bigger—and it permits time travel, as does the mind.”
  8. Michael Fried, “Art and Objecthood” (1967), in Art and Objecthood: Essays and Reviews (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998): 148–72.
  9. http://creativetime.org/projects/the-last-pictures/
  10. Trevor Paglen, “Friends of Space, How Are You All? Have You Eaten Yet? Or, Why Talk to Aliens Even if We Can’t,” Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context, and Enquiry (Spring 2013): 8-19.
  11. http://creativetime.org/projects/the-last-pictures/curatorial-statement/
  12. Ibid.