Daniel Buren. Framed/Exploded/Defaced. 1978–79

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.
Twenty-five aquatints
sheet (each approx., framed): 8 x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Gift of Crown Point Press in celebration of its 25th anniversary
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© 2021 Daniel Buren / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
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