Daniel Buren Framed/Exploded/Defaced 1978–79

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Buren is known for his site–specific installations of colored stripes, which he creates with the goal of altering the viewer’s perception of the surrounding architecture. His idea for this work was to have a forty–by–forty–foot striped aquatint "explode" into twenty–five fragments. To this end he cut the print into twenty-five equal squares and has stipulated that the fragments "expand" to fit whatever wall is chosen for them. The work is different each time it is installed on a different–sized wall.

Gallery label from Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection, June 11–August 18, 2008.
Medium
Twenty-five aquatints
Dimensions
sheet (each approx., framed): 8 x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Publisher
Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Printer
Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Edition
46
Credit
Gift of Crown Point Press in celebration of its 25th anniversary
Object number
120.1987.a-y
Copyright
© 2024 Daniel Buren / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Drawings and Prints

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