Larry Bell, ‘Untitled’, 2006, Kohn Gallery
Larry Bell, ‘Untitled’, 2006, Kohn Gallery

About Larry Bell

Larry Bell is most commonly known for his Minimalist sculptures—transparent cubes that thrive on the interplay of shape, light, and environment— that champion the ideas of the Light and Space Movement of the 1960s. Although Bell had early success with Abstract Expressionist painting, a side job at a frame shop led him to experiment with excess scraps of glass, thus beginning his fascination with the material’s interaction with light. Bell’s first series of cubes combined three-dimensional glass forms with transmitted light, creating illusions of perspective through angles, ellipses, and mirrors. His later purchase of industrial plating equipment allowed him to create sculptures with metallic-coated glass and, eventually, drawings on mylar-coated paper. At age 46, correction of a lifelong hearing disability brought depressive hallucinations, which Bell channeled into collages of coated materials for catharsis.

American, b. 1939, Chicago, Illinois, based in Venice, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
The 2017 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, United States
2017
Frank Stella & Larry Bell, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen
2016
Group Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Larry Bell : CUBES, MIRAGE WORKS, FRACTIONS, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel
2015
Reverse Order : Troika, Tobias Putrih, Larry Bell, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel
2015
LARRY BELL, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
2017
2017
The 2017 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, United States
2017
Frank Stella & Larry Bell, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen
2016
RADIANT SPACE, McClain Gallery, Houston
2016
A Tribute To Kiyo Higashi, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach
2016
Group Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2016
Selected Works - Made in L.A., Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2014
Kohn Gallery at FIAC, Kohn Gallery
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