Barry X Ball

American, born 1955

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Barry X Ball

American, born 1955

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Barry X Ball takes the forms and production methods of traditional sculpture and weds them to contemporary technologies. Ball uses the CNC milling technique, mostly on stone, to create replicable copies of famous artworks and portrait busts of contemporary artists such as Matthew Barney. By recreating iconic art-historical pieces such as Umberto Boccioni’s Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1913), Ball strives to perfect the original, refine its various facets into a new material, and raise questions about casting and the role of authorship in sculpture.

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Biography

Barry X Ball takes the forms and production methods of traditional sculpture and weds them to contemporary technologies. Ball uses the CNC milling technique, mostly on stone, to create replicable copies of famous artworks and portrait busts of contemporary artists such as Matthew Barney. By recreating iconic art-historical pieces such as Umberto Boccioni’s Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1913), Ball strives to perfect the original, refine its various facets into a new material, and raise questions about casting and the role of authorship in sculpture.

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Career Highlights
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established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Articles Featuring Barry X Ball
7 Artists Smashing Our Expectations of What Marble Can Be
Jul 25th, 2018
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