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 Bell, Larry (1939 - )
USA

Vertical Gradient on the Long Length, 1995

4 glass panels;
243.8 x 182.8 cm
Minimalism

UID 102-49



Biography

He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles between 1957 and 1959, Bell has worked in painting and sculpture. His paintings, produced with mirroring and transparent glass as well as canvas, create an optical ambiguity through the image of the observer being reflected. Disappointed by the limits of two-dimensional art, Bell began to make multi-faceted boxes with the same materials as in his previous works but that accentuated the optical complexity already present in his work. At the end of the 60s, he gave up this kind of work to produce pure glass boxes whose sides were lined with various types of metal creating fields of colour. Since 1972, he has above all focused on exterior works conceived in glass lined with metal.



Exhibitions

Larry Bell
Galerie Montenay-Giroux, France
09-11-1995 ~ 02-12-1995

Monocromos
Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Spain
15-06-2004 ~ 06-09-2004

Building/Unbuilding/Inhabit - works of The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
29-04-2005 ~ 15-01-2006

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

Não te Posso Ver Nem Pintado
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
15-09-2008 ~ 10-05-2009

Arriscar o Real
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
08-06-2009 ~ 30-09-2009

Fragmentos Arte Contemporânea na Colecção Berardo
MACE, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal
24-09-2010 ~ 23-01-2011


Bibliography

Here and Now: On Minimal Art in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972990300X

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Monocromos de Malevich al Presente, 2004
Published by Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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