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Title
untitled
Artist
Larry Bell
Date
1967-1968
Dimensions
overall 60-½ × 28-¼ × 28-¼ inches
Materials
glass, metal
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Sculpture
Accession Number
1989.511.1-.2
Style
Minimal
Credit Line
Gift of Penny and Mike Winton, 1989

object label Larry Bell, Untitled (1967-1968) Walker Art Center, 1998

In their structural simplicity, Bell’s glass and metal boxes are closely associated with Minimal art. His concern with light, transparency, reflectivity, and space, however, lends his work a poetic character, a distinction that sets it apart from the often stringent parameters of Minimalism. The glass box encloses a definable volume, yet this visually ambiguous space can transmit light and has an interior quality, and is thus able to interact with the surrounding space as well as the viewer. The transparent sculpture allows the viewer an unobstructed view of all sides of the work while barely invading a physical, sculptural space.

Label text for Larry Bell, Untitled (1967-1968), from the exhibition 100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, February 22-May 24, 1998.

Copyright 1998 Walker Art Center