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Larry Bell
Small Mirage Study #398

1992

$30,000

About

A drawing by Larry Bell. "Small Mirage Study #398" is an abstract drawing, vapor drawing on canvas executed in a contrasting palette of blacks, whites, and pinks by Post-War artist Larry Bell. The artwork is signed verso, "L.A. Bell '92". Throughout his career Larry Bell has made investigations into the properties of light on surface. By experimenting with the nature of surface and its relationship to space, Bell has devised a methodology characterised by spontaneity, intuition and improvisation. From 1963 onward, Bell began exploring the passing of light through the cube sculptures, deploying a technique of vacuum deposition whereby thin films were added to the clear glass panels. Bell found that these glass cubes, presented on transparent pedestals, offered the viewer the essence of the captured light, becoming, in the process, tapestries of reflected, transmitted and absorbed light. Challenging notions of mass, volume and gravity in one single measure, the cubes appeared to float on the light between the floor and the work. Provenance: Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas Private Collection, Texas

Details

  • Artist
    Larry Bell (1939, American)
  • Creation Year
    1992
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Palm Desert, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 334201stDibs: LU937050432

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