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Bernar Venet

Lignes droites / Désordre, 2011

6 prints in black patinated steel box with sculpture
5 9/10 × 29 1/2 in
15 × 75 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Cologne
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Galerie Boisseree
Cologne
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6 prints (55x 55 cm, signed) in black patinated steel box (10 x 60x 60 cm) with sculpture (21 …

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6 prints (55x 55 cm, signed) in black patinated steel box (10 x 60x 60 cm) with sculpture (21 welded steel bars)

Bernar Venet
French, b. 1941
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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.”

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Galerie Boisseree
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6 prints (55x 55 cm, signed) in black patinated steel box (10 x 60x 60 cm) with sculpture (21 …

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6 prints (55x 55 cm, signed) in black patinated steel box (10 x 60x 60 cm) with sculpture (21 welded steel bars)

Bernar Venet
French, b. 1941
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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.”

Bernar Venet

Lignes droites / Désordre, 2011

6 prints in black patinated steel box with sculpture
5 9/10 × 29 1/2 in
15 × 75 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Cologne
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