Barry (Robert) 

An American artist born in 1936, Robert Barry became one of the most radical representatives of conceptual art in the sixties. During the seventies, his artwork became almost exclusively text-based. He projected words onto walls, in a series of slides presenting isolated phrases or enunciations with ambiguous meanings. Since then, his use of wor...

An American artist born in 1936, Robert Barry became one of the most radical representatives of conceptual art in the sixties. During the seventies, his artwork became almost exclusively text-based. He projected words onto walls, in a series of slides presenting isolated phrases or enunciations with ambiguous meanings. Since then, his use of words has become more sweeping, with the reintroduction of pictorial principles he used when a student at Hunter College in New York. His monochromatic backgrounds open an infinite space in which the words float freely in an attempt, a successful one, to reinterpret, using different methods, the modernist principles of Soviet suprematism.

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For this edition, Robert Barry imagined a composition of eight words, equidistantly placed in a circle. They can be read forwards and backwards.
Simple, embossed words, highlighted by white screen printing ink: the artist imagined this almost invisible work…
This multiple is composed of a set of nine wooden letters forming the word: SOMETHING.Oak tree set.
805,69 €
This multiple is composed of a set of nine wooden letters forming the word: SOMETHING.Beech tree set.
805,69 €
This multiple is composed of a set of nine wooden letters forming the word: SOMETHING.Sycamore tree set.
805,69 €
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