Walter De Maria, ‘16-Sided Open Polygon’, 1984, Gagosian
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Walter De Maria

16-Sided Open Polygon, 1984

Solid stainless steel w/solid stainless steel ball
4 × 98 1/2 × 98 1/2 in
10.2 × 250.2 × 250.2 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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© 2017 Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo by Robert McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian.
Walter De Maria
American, 1935–2013
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California-born, New York-based Walter De Maria trained as a painter but soon turned to sculpture, creating early Minimalist works like sparely constructed wooden boxes while exploring media such as performance, film, and music (he was a proto-member of the Velvet Underground). He was also at the forefront of the 20th century's Land Art, Conceptual Art, and installation art movements, creating seminal works like The Lightning Field (1977), a series of 400 stainless steel poles arranged in a grid in the New Mexico desert; the viewers’ perception of the work changes with the time of day and atmospheric conditions.

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© 2017 Estate of Walter De Maria. Photo by Robert McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian.
Walter De Maria
American, 1935–2013
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California-born, New York-based Walter De Maria trained as a painter but soon turned to sculpture, creating early Minimalist works like sparely constructed wooden boxes while exploring media such as performance, film, and music (he was a proto-member of the Velvet Underground). He was also at the forefront of the 20th century's Land Art, Conceptual Art, and installation art movements, creating seminal works like The Lightning Field (1977), a series of 400 stainless steel poles arranged in a grid in the New Mexico desert; the viewers’ perception of the work changes with the time of day and atmospheric conditions.

Walter De Maria

16-Sided Open Polygon, 1984

Solid stainless steel w/solid stainless steel ball
4 × 98 1/2 × 98 1/2 in
10.2 × 250.2 × 250.2 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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