Robert Morris (Untitled) 1968

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Morris helped to define the principles of Minimalism with his art and writings, but by the late 1960s he had tempered its often severe, geometrical appearance with softer, organic materials, thus becoming a founder of what is known as Post–Minimalism, too. Felt, copper tubing, asphalt, steel cable, lead, and double-sided mirrors punctuate this amorphous mass of thread waste, remnants from textile manufacturing. Morris deliberately relinquished much of his artistic control to the materials themselves, writing, "Chance is accepted and indeterminacy is implied."

Gallery label from 2008.
Felt, asphalt, mirrors, wood, copper tubing, steel cable, and lead
Dimensions variable, approximately 21 1/2" x 21' 11" x 16' 9" (54.6 x 668 x 510.5 cm)
Gift of Philip Johnson
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© 2024 Robert Morris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Painting and Sculpture

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