Larry Bell Untitled 1971

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Artwork details

Artist
Larry Bell born 1939
Title
Untitled
Date 1971
Medium Glass
Dimensions Displayed: 1880 x 5490 x 2440 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1971
Reference
T01473
Not on display

Display caption

The artist rearranged the planned original installation and the work has since been shown in different configurations. Until the mid-1960s Bell concentrated on making works using a box format. In 1968 he said that what interested him most about his later boxes all seemed to happen in certain sections of the unit. By then he felt that this format had become an inhibiting factor which he had to destroy or pass beyond. He began to experiment with works of an environmental character and to create a space which people could walk around and into, and at the same time see through. However, in the interests of safety visitors must keep behind the barriers.

August 2004

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