Published by Charta. Text by Olivier Schefer, Alexandre Devals.
French artist Bernar Venet (born 1941) is perhaps best known for his steel sculptures, but he was also an accomplished and prolific painter. This publication highlights 50 years of his paintings, from the earliest tar paintings and cardboard reliefs to later, more mathematical works.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 328 pgs / 149 color / 81 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 7/31/2013 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2013 p. 183
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881588640FLAT40 LIST PRICE: $69.95 CDN $85.00
Published by Charta. Essays by Enrico Pedrini, Roselee Goldberg and Damien Sausset.
If it is not surprising how many mediums Bernar Venet has worked in, from sculpture to painting to photography to sound to furniture, it is surprising how many he has used in performance. From the first moments of "Performance dans les detritus" in 1961 through sound compositions corresponding to and implicating his visual work, to a ballet for which he wrote the music, created the choreography and designed both the set and costumes, Venet has been omnivorous, recording mathematical poems on vinyl, the engines of the Concorde on CD and finally the sounds of the creation of his own sculpture. In 2004, Venet had three simultaneous solo shows in New York City, two at the Robert Miller and Jim Kempner galleries and a third along the Park Avenue Mall, where his large-scale Indeterminate Line pieces were installed. In 2005 he was named Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, France's highest decoration.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 248 pgs / 40 color / 165 bw
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 1/1/2007 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2006 p. 114
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881585991TRADE LIST PRICE: $75.00 CDN $90.00