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Barry Le Va, ‘9g Wagner Plan Views; Wall and Floor Installation (ICA Variations)’, 2004, Magenta Plains
Barry Le Va, ‘9g Wagner Plan Views; Wall and Floor Installation (ICA Variations)’, 2004, Magenta Plains
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Barry Le Va

9g Wagner Plan Views; Wall and Floor Installation (ICA Variations), 2004

Burnt umber oil pigment on paper
38 × 50 in
96.5 × 127 cm
$50,000 - 75,000
Location
New York
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About the work
Exhibition history
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed 'B Le Va 04' on reverse
Series
From a series of six drawings. Another example can be found in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Barry Le Va
American, b. 1941
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With unconventional materials and reductive forms, Barry Le Va redefined sculpture by introducing new subjects, formats, and modes of production in the 1960s in tandem with Richard Serra and Eva Hesse, among others. He aimed to mentally engage his audience through process-oriented works (entailing layering, crushing, blowing, and spilling) that take sculpture beyond the traditional notion of fully formed, enclosed matter. Foundational to Process art, the seemingly random arrangements of ball bearings, wooden planks, and pieces of felt that comprised his earliest large-scale installations in the late 1960s entered into a dialogue with their surroundings. Similarly, Tachycardia II (2006), large blocks of aluminum and cast resin placed around a gallery floor, drew attention to the relationship between the objects and the space containing them. Critic Saul Ostrow has noted Le Va’s pursuit of “a rational subjectivity” In his practice.

Barry Le Va, ‘9g Wagner Plan Views; Wall and Floor Installation (ICA Variations)’, 2004, Magenta Plains
Barry Le Va, ‘9g Wagner Plan Views; Wall and Floor Installation (ICA Variations)’, 2004, Magenta Plains
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About the work
Exhibition history
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed 'B Le Va 04' on reverse
Series
From a series of six drawings. Another example can be found in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Barry Le Va
American, b. 1941
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With unconventional materials and reductive forms, Barry Le Va redefined sculpture by introducing new subjects, formats, and modes of production in the 1960s in tandem with Richard Serra and Eva Hesse, among others. He aimed to mentally engage his audience through process-oriented works (entailing layering, crushing, blowing, and spilling) that take sculpture beyond the traditional notion of fully formed, enclosed matter. Foundational to Process art, the seemingly random arrangements of ball bearings, wooden planks, and pieces of felt that comprised his earliest large-scale installations in the late 1960s entered into a dialogue with their surroundings. Similarly, Tachycardia II (2006), large blocks of aluminum and cast resin placed around a gallery floor, drew attention to the relationship between the objects and the space containing them. Critic Saul Ostrow has noted Le Va’s pursuit of “a rational subjectivity” In his practice.

Barry Le Va

9g Wagner Plan Views; Wall and Floor Installation (ICA Variations), 2004

Burnt umber oil pigment on paper
38 × 50 in
96.5 × 127 cm
$50,000 - 75,000
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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