Robert Morris Untitled 1965/71

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Artwork details

Artist
Robert Morris born 1931
Title
Untitled
Date 1965/71
Medium Mirror glass and wood
Dimensions Object: 914 x 914 x 914 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1972
Reference
T01532
Not on display

Display caption

Morris’s Minimalist sculptures of the mid-1960s consist of rigorously pared down geometric forms. He typically arranged these into ‘situations’ where ‘one is aware of one’s own body at the same time that one is aware of the piece’. This work demonstrates the principle. As the viewer walks around the four cubes, their mirrored surfaces produce complex and shifting interactions between gallery and spectator. The cubes were originally installed in the garden at Tate for Morris’s 1971 exhibition, but were put on show in the galleries when the exhibition had to be re-made with substitute works.

August 2004