Edward Krasiński Intervention with a Phone 1972

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Starting in 1968, Polish artist Edward Krasinski began placing blue tape on the walls of his studio and galleries. As a conceptual device that brought together various elements in a space, the tape became Krasinski's signature material. He said, "I have a roll of blue tape in my hand so I stick it on. Wolves pee to mark their territory: I stick the blue tape to mark mine." Made for Italian scholar and curator Arturo Schwarz in 1972, these objects, united by blue tape, existed first as a group in Krasinski's studio. Later, in 1974, the artist began to refer to the installed group of works as Intervention with a Blue Line.

Gallery label from Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980, September 5, 2015–January 3, 2016.
Telephone, synthetic polymer paint, wood, fiberboard, steel and tape
29 1/2 x 21 3/8 x 11" (74.9 x 54.3 x 28.1 cm)
Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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