Robert Barry - Something That Is Next To Nothing

Simple, embossed words, highlighted by white screen printing ink: the artist imagined this almost invisible work…

 

Simple, embossed words, highlighted by white screen printing ink: the artist imagined this almost invisible work for our present edition. A faint line of grey pencil crosses the composition, sensitively accentuating the presence of these words posed on the paper.  

Through this exceptional gesture, the artist is reunited with his historic works made in the Seventies, while adding a poetic dimension to them.

This original print by Robert Barry was made on BFK Rives blanc 250g paper, in a limited edition of 30 prints signed, numbered and dated by the artist.

Reference Barry Something
Size 38 x 55 cm
Edition 30 copies
Justification Signed and numbered by Robert Barry
Technique Embossed and serigraphed realised by Œil de lynx Studio (Paris/Montreuil) Made on BFK Rives blanc 250g paper,
Publication date 2013

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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