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Barry X Ball

Portrait of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, 2007-2011

Belgian Black Marble
13 2/5 × 6 2/5 × 7 1/10 in
34 × 16.2 × 18.1 cm
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Porto Cervo, London
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AF Projects/Louise Alexander Gallery
Porto Cervo, London

Full title:
The artist, taking the life-cast head of his former New York gallerist as a jumping-off

Full title:
The artist, taking the life-cast head of his former New York gallerist as a jumping-off
point, in a concerted effort to reinvigorate the sub-genre of romantic portrait sculpture,
has here conjoined his signature fever-pitch execution intensity and a newfound conceptual tenderness. Realized as a mirror-image …

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Copyright Barry X Ball 2017 Courtesy of Louise Alexander Gallery (https://www.louise-alexander.com/artist/barry-x-ball/)
Barry X Ball
American, b. 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.

Barry X Ball, ‘Portrait of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn’, 2007-2011, AF Projects/Louise Alexander Gallery
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About the work
AF Projects/Louise Alexander Gallery
Porto Cervo, London

Full title:
The artist, taking the life-cast head of his former New York gallerist as a jumping-off

Full title:
The artist, taking the life-cast head of his former New York gallerist as a jumping-off
point, in a concerted effort to reinvigorate the sub-genre of romantic portrait sculpture,
has here conjoined his signature fever-pitch execution intensity and a newfound conceptual tenderness. Realized as a mirror-image …

Medium
Sculpture
Image rights
Copyright Barry X Ball 2017 Courtesy of Louise Alexander Gallery (https://www.louise-alexander.com/artist/barry-x-ball/)
Barry X Ball
American, b. 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.

Barry X Ball

Portrait of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, 2007-2011

Belgian Black Marble
13 2/5 × 6 2/5 × 7 1/10 in
34 × 16.2 × 18.1 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Porto Cervo, London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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