Daniel Buren. One Painting in Four Elements for One Wall. 1969-77

Daniel Buren One Painting in Four Elements for One Wall 1969-77

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In the late 1960s Buren devised a signature visual device: alternating colored and white stripes, each exactly 8.7 centimeters wide (about 3.5 inches), the standard for stripes on commercial awning fabric. Buren's "paintings" began to appear not only in art contexts but also in urban locations—on walls of buildings, in store windows, and in subway stations. In 1977 Buren cut up one of his artworks from 1969 and made a new work, designating that the sections should hang in the corners of a wall, whether that wall was empty, had doors or windows, or even had other artworks hanging on it.

Gallery label from Multiplex: New Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007-July 28, 2008.
Synthetic polymer paint on striped cotton fabric, in four parts
Overall dimensions variable
Kay Sage Tanguy Fund
Object number
© 2019 Daniel Buren / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Painting and Sculpture

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