Bernar Venet, ‘Grib II’, 2016, Christian Cheneau Gallery
Bernar Venet, ‘Grib II’, 2016, Christian Cheneau Gallery
Bernar Venet, ‘Grib II’, 2016, Christian Cheneau Gallery
Bernar Venet, ‘Grib II’, 2016, Christian Cheneau Gallery
Bernar Venet, ‘Grib II’, 2016, Christian Cheneau Gallery
Bernar Venet, ‘Grib II’, 2016, Christian Cheneau Gallery

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This three print series was created in 2016 by Bernar Venet. The whole set can be purchased for $15000, or singly at $6000 each

Measurements:

Sheet: 36 x 49 1/2 (91.5 x 126 cm)

Image: 28 3/4 x 43 3/8 (73 x 110 cm.)

Etching, polymer and carborundum

Representative of Venet's torch cut sculpture.

fresh impression with wiping on two copper plates.

Printed on 410gsm Somerset white textured paper.

This is the only state Venet created and this is the last set.

Hand signed bottom right pencil, numbered bottom left in pencil inside plate mark

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