Bernar Venet, ‘Grib I, Grib II, Grib III set’, 2016, Christian Cheneau Gallery
Bernar Venet, ‘Grib I, Grib II, Grib III set’, 2016, Christian Cheneau Gallery
Bernar Venet, ‘Grib I, Grib II, Grib III set’, 2016, Christian Cheneau Gallery
Bernar Venet, ‘Grib I, Grib II, Grib III set’, 2016, Christian Cheneau Gallery
Bernar Venet, ‘Grib I, Grib II, Grib III set’, 2016, Christian Cheneau Gallery

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2016, Etching, polymer gravure & carborundum
signed and numbered in pencil, numbered bottom left in pencil
There is only one state with this piece and this is the very last set. There are three works that can be purchased separately $6000 or $15000 for the three.
Sheet: 36 x 49 1/2 in. 91.5 x 126 cm
Plate: 28 3/4 x 43 3/8in. 73 x 110 cm.
Wiping from two copper plates
Printed on Somerset White 410gsm textured paper
These works representative of his torch cut sculpture

About Bernar Venet

Bernar Venet is a Conceptual artist best known for his versatility in multiple mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, as well as stage design and musical composition. Venet became well known in the 1960s for his amorphous installations made by piling up loose gravel, coal, or asphalt; and “industrial paintings” from cardboard reliefs or tar. (Around that time, he decided to drop the last letter from his given name, Bernard.) Shortly after, inspired by the works of Minimalist sculptors like Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and Carl Andre, Venet began to produce wall-mounted and freestanding metal sculptures. Among the best known are his torch-cut steel plates and beams resembling scribbles, lines, and arcs. Venet says that his sculptures are about “how metal resists. They are a test of strength—a battle between myself and the piece of metal.”

French, b. 1941, Chateau-Arnoux, France, based in Nice, France