Robert Grosvenor Untitled 1981-83

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This untitled work by Robert Grosvenor, one of only nine sculptures that the artist made between 1977 and 1991, was fabricated from steel and chain-link fence and spraypainted with auto-body paint. These industrial materials point to the artist’s roots in Minimalism, and, indeed, Grosvenor practiced and exhibited as a mainstream Minimalist in the 1960s. Using the lush vocabulary typical of his later sculptures, here Grosvenor manipulated the orderly gridlock pattern of the fence into a densely overlapped fringe.

Gallery label from Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, May 3–July 10, 2006.
Medium
Painted steel
Dimensions
35" x 8' 8" x 8' 4" (88.9 x 264.2 x 254 cm)
Credit
Gift of Edward R. Broida
Object number
700.2005
Copyright
© 2022 Robert Grosvenor
Department
Painting and Sculpture
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