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Bernar Venet

Two Undetermined Lines, 1990

Lithograph in colors
45 1/2 × 39 1/4 in
115.6 × 99.7 cm
Edition 16/30 + 10AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 55.75in x 49in x 0in

Framed: 55.75in x 49in x 0in

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Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil along lower edge
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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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About the work
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Framed: 55.75in x 49in x 0in

Framed: 55.75in x 49in x 0in

Signature
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil along lower edge
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Two Undetermined Lines, 1990

Lithograph in colors
45 1/2 × 39 1/4 in
115.6 × 99.7 cm
Edition 16/30 + 10AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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