Daniel Buren Striped cotton fabric with vertical white and colored bands of 8,7cm (+/- 0,3 cm) each. The two external white bands covered over with acrylic white paint recto-verso 1970

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In 1965 Buren visited the Marché Saint-Pierre, a textile market in Paris, and purchased rolls of striped canvas reminiscent of awnings you might see outside a café. Taken by the stripes’ minimalism and neutrality, Buren began to use this canvas for his works, painting over the colored stripes at or near the left and right borders of the canvas in white acrylic. He felt that the simplicity of the stripes allows his works to relate to their physical surroundings—and in so doing, they call attention to the social and political dimensions of the contexts in which they’re displayed.

Gallery label from 2022
Medium
Acrylic on striped cotton fabric, 12 works
Dimensions
Overall dimensions variable
Credit
Gift of Herman J. Daled
Object number
615.2011.a-l
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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