"Ralph Coburn, who married concrete abstraction with participatory aesthetics years before others like Helio Oiticica began exploring this fertile Terrain."
-- Lawrence Rinder, Director and Chief Curator, Berkely Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive as published in a March 2017 ARTnews article, "Hidden Lights: Art-World Professionals Answer a Question -- Who are the Most Underrated Artists Today?"
Ralph Coburn was a private and deeply intellectual artist who created a groundbreaking body of work in France and the United States following WWII. Signficant scholarship is moving forward that will bring his ideas and contributions to the forefront of art history. In recent years several museum shows in Spain, France and the United States have focused on his participatory works of art that precede the Neo-Concrete Group of artists.