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Robert Barry
Untitled
2018
Acrylic on canvas in eight parts
12 x 12 inches each (30.5 x 30.5 cm each)
Signed
(Inventory #30134)

Robert Barry has created a work in eight parts. Each element has a defined orientation. As to how they are arranged, eight coins are tossed onto a surface with the same proportions as the wall …

Medium
Signature
Signed on reverse
Image rights
Courtesy of Krakow Witkin Gallery

Since the 1960s Robert Barry has been creating conceptual artworks in a variety of forms. Transcending the physical limitations of space and material, he has employed radio waves as medium, and performance, installation, and attempted telepathy as technique, challenging what would be accepted as “typical” artistic practice or experience. For his “word list” installations, Barry imprints capitalized words directly on walls or surfaces to evoke narrative and inspire contemplation. Barry encourages free association of meaning to his work. In 2007, an installation entitled “Art and War” included large words such as DOUBT, WITHOUT, and DESPERATE placed at random angles on the walls of a residential space. The title of the piece references Sun Tzu's famous Taoist text, The Art of War, the chosen words a reflection on language, time, and human nature.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2019
One Wall, One Work: ROBERT BARRYKrakow Witkin Gallery
2018
Robert BarryAlfonso Artiaco
2016
Robert BarryMary Boone Gallery
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Untitled, 2018

Acrylic on canvas in eight parts
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
.
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Location
Boston
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Robert Barry
Untitled
2018
Acrylic on canvas in eight parts
12 x 12 inches each (30.5 x 30.5 cm each)

Medium
Signature
Signed on reverse
Image rights
Courtesy of Krakow Witkin Gallery

Since the 1960s Robert Barry has been creating conceptual artworks in a variety of forms. Transcending the physical limitations of space and material, he has employed radio waves as medium, and performance, installation, and attempted telepathy as technique, challenging what would be accepted as “typical” artistic practice or experience. For his “word list” installations, Barry imprints capitalized words directly on walls or surfaces to evoke narrative and inspire contemplation. Barry encourages free association of meaning to his work. In 2007, an installation entitled “Art and War” included large words such as DOUBT, WITHOUT, and DESPERATE placed at random angles on the walls of a residential space. The title of the piece references Sun Tzu's famous Taoist text, The Art of War, the chosen words a reflection on language, time, and human nature.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works from Krakow Witkin Gallery
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