Untitled (Terminal Series)

A work made of vacuum plated glass coated with silicon monoxide, with metal binding.
© 2018 Larry Bell / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of vacuum plated glass coated with silicon monoxide, with metal binding.

Date:

1968

Artist:

Larry Bell
American, born 1939

About this artwork

Since the 1960s Larry Bell’s sculpture has relied on the rectangular forms associated with Minimalism. Yet it has also consistently drawn into question the solidity and rigidity of the sculptural object. Here, as in most of his work, an empty glass cube sits on a Plexiglas plinth: this box mirrors its surroundings while at the same time allowing the viewer to look directly into and through it, to the gallery beyond. For the glass of Untitled (Terminal Series), Bell employed a vacuum-coating process, which adhered metallic layers to the panes of the cube in order to manipulate their potential to scatter and capture light. In 1968 the artist described his interest not simply in perceiving space but in creating it: “The space declared by these new sculptures becomes the work.”

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Artist

Larry Bell

Title

Untitled (Terminal Series)

Origin

United States

Date

1968

Medium

Vacuum plated glass coated with silicon monoxide, with metal binding

Dimensions

50.8 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm (20 x 20 x 20 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund

Reference Number

1970.99

Copyright

© 2018 Larry Bell / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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