Bernar Venet, ‘Position of an undetermined Lined’, Print, Lithograph, ArtRite
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Bernar Venet

Position of an undetermined Lined

Lithograph
11 7/10 × 8 1/5 in
29.6 × 20.9 cm
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Signed and numbered in pencil lower right
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, ‘Position of an undetermined Lined’, Print, Lithograph, ArtRite
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About the work
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Signed and numbered in pencil lower right
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

Position of an undetermined Lined

Lithograph
11 7/10 × 8 1/5 in
29.6 × 20.9 cm
.
Bidding closed
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