Bernar Venet - Mur du son

Bernar Venet - Mur du son

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For the edition Mur du son the artist had recorded in 1991 the jet engines on a Concord for almost two hours.


Mur du son is an original composition created in 1991 by Bernar Venet, in which he recorder the jet engines of a Concord. Here, it is presented as a musical partition of which one part is covered in black wax pencil.

For the first time, this art work is presented in its whole. It is accompanied by the hand written poem "Black and Black" written by the artist in 1963. A sound record on a CD il also attached to the edition.

Limited edition, 145 copies numbered and signed by Bernar Venet. Each copy is composed of 4 original serigraphies that compose the hand written poem "Black and Black", and 28 original serigraphies that compose the partition of Mur du son. The illustrations were printed in four passings on 160g Rivoli paper at the CQFI workshop in Nîmes. These elements are gathered in a portfolio with swaging made especially for this edition.

Acquisitions : Musée du dessin et de l'estampe originale, Gravelines ; Centre G. Pompidou, Paris ; Espace de l'art concret, Mouans-Sartoux.


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Number of pages
35 x 37 cm
145 copies
Numbered and signed
Presentation in a portfolio
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Venet (Bernar)

Bernar Venet (born in 1941 in France) is a visual artist. In 1958, he joined the Villa Thiole in Nice and then became assistant set designer at the Opera of Nice. In 1966, he moved to New York where he painted and sculpted mostly wood and steel. His steel sculptures (or “Indeterminate Lines”) were exhibited in many urban spaces across France and worldwide.

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