Robert Barry - One Hundred Golden Circles

For this edition, Robert Barry imagined a composition of eight words, equidistantly placed in a circle. They can be read forwards and backwards.

 

Robert Barry is an American artist born in New York in 1936 and one of the prominent representatives of conceptual art. His works are installations or performances using words as material on various supports and taking diverse forms.

For this edition, conducted in collaboration with Le Néant publisher, Robert Barry imagined a composition of eight words, equidistantly placed in a circle. They can be read forwards and backwards: possible / real / beyond /glorious / almost / passion / doubt / somehow.

The letters of the words are made in gold screen printing on BFK Rives paper (270 g).

Reference Barry
Size 75 x 75 cm
Edition 100 copies
Justification Signed and numbered
Technique Original silkscreen
Publication date 2011

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 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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