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Tom Marioni, ‘Drawing a Line as Far as I Can Reach’, 1972/2013, Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Tom Marioni, ‘Drawing a Line as Far as I Can Reach’, 1972/2013, Anglim Gilbert Gallery
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Tom Marioni

Drawing a Line as Far as I Can Reach, 1972/2013

Pigment Print on Rag Paper
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
Edition of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
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San Francisco
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About the work
Tom Marioni
American, b. 1937
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A pioneer of Conceptual art, Tom Marioni creates sculptures, drawings, prints, and works that incorporate sound, video, and light. In 1970 Marioni produced his seminal performance-installation work The Art of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art (1970), for which he installed a bar and hosted a party in a gallery space; in the same year he opened the Museum of Conceptual Art, an alternative San Francisco art space. Influenced by Eastern philosophy, Marioni also produced a series of action drawings in which gestural marks were the product of the artist running, jumping, or rotating his arm in a circular motion, using his body as a compass to record his farthest reach and marry physical effort with mark-making. “There’s the tradition of the ensō [“circle”] in Japan,” Marioni has said of the eastern influence on these drawings. “It’s about breathing, mark-making, and picture-writing.”

Tom Marioni, ‘Drawing a Line as Far as I Can Reach’, 1972/2013, Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Tom Marioni, ‘Drawing a Line as Far as I Can Reach’, 1972/2013, Anglim Gilbert Gallery
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About the work
Tom Marioni
American, b. 1937
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A pioneer of Conceptual art, Tom Marioni creates sculptures, drawings, prints, and works that incorporate sound, video, and light. In 1970 Marioni produced his seminal performance-installation work The Art of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art (1970), for which he installed a bar and hosted a party in a gallery space; in the same year he opened the Museum of Conceptual Art, an alternative San Francisco art space. Influenced by Eastern philosophy, Marioni also produced a series of action drawings in which gestural marks were the product of the artist running, jumping, or rotating his arm in a circular motion, using his body as a compass to record his farthest reach and marry physical effort with mark-making. “There’s the tradition of the ensō [“circle”] in Japan,” Marioni has said of the eastern influence on these drawings. “It’s about breathing, mark-making, and picture-writing.”

Tom Marioni

Drawing a Line as Far as I Can Reach, 1972/2013

Pigment Print on Rag Paper
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
Edition of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
San Francisco
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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