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PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITION FUND OF THE DENVER ART MUSEUM

Bernar Venet
228.5º ARC X 5
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 420,500 USD
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PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITION FUND OF THE DENVER ART MUSEUM

Bernar Venet
228.5º ARC X 5
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 420,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Bernar Venet
B. 1941
228.5º ARC X 5
stamped with the title
rolled steel 
87 1/2 by 87 1/2 by 19 1/2 in. 222.3 by 222.3 by 49.5 cm.
Executed in 1999.
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This work is registered in the Bernar Venet Studio archives under number bv99s4.

Provenance

Armand P. Arman, New York 
Corice Canton Arman, New York (by descent from the above)
Gift of the above to the present owner in 2004 

Exhibited

Vail, Summer of Sculpture, May 2009 - May 2010

Catalogue Note

"In 1966 Bernar Venet went to New York for the first time...Later in the year he moved there for good. What convinced him was a kind of revelation which occurred at the Whitney Museum of American Art....He attended an exhibition of contemporary American sculpture. This was 'The Jean and Howard Lipman Collection,' including works by Donald Judd....Venet remembers keenly the 'shock' of the work...which forced him to the surprising realization that 'my intentions were closer to those of the American artists than to the Europeans.' It was specifically the work of Minimal artists he was referring to, with their insistence no industrial inexpressiveness and their focus on the surface rather than the interior, in a rejection of implied depths in favor of a perceived and present surface."

Thomas McEvilley, Bernar Venet, Bern 2002, p. 19 

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