Biography

Prominent in Paris in the 1960s, Daniel Buren is internationally recognized for his contribution to Conceptual Art as a founding member of the BMPT group (comprised of Buren, Olivier Mosset, Michel Parmentier, and Niele Toroni), in which he abandoned the idea of painting as object and dismissed the importance of authorship. Pasting pre-fabricated, alternating white and colored vertical stripes on unconventional supports and space—ranging from doorways to billboards to the courtyard of the Palais Royal in Paris—he challenged conventional notions of where art can be seen and how it can be understood.

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Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$2m, Christie's, 2019
User
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 4 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 12 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Shows Featuring Daniel Buren
Articles Featuring Daniel Buren
The 10 Best Booths at FIAC
Oct 17th, 2019
The Armory Show Plays Unlikely Host to a Daniel Buren Mini-Retrospective
Mar 7th, 2015
Three Things You Should Know About Daniel Buren
Oct 16th, 2013
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