Robert Morris, Model (from Ten from Leo Castelli), 1967
Robert Morris (American, b. 1931)
Molded green plastic
This signed, dated and numbered sculpture multiple was created by Minimalist and Conceptual Art pioneer Robert Morris for the iconic portfolio Ten from Leo Castelli, created by Castelli's legendary stable of artists to celebrate the gallery's tenth anniversary in the mid Sixties. Artists who also contributed to the portfolio include Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, and Donald Judd among others.
Own a piece of art history from the fabulous Sixties.
Sculptor and painter Robert Morris pioneered many of the major artistic movements of the 1960s and 1970s. He is known for his role in defining the Minimalist movement in the mid-'60s after publishing an influential series of articles in New York and exhibiting his large conceptual, geometric sculptures that embodied many concepts of Minimalism.
In addition, Morris contributed to the development of performance art, land art, Process art, and installation art. His work in the 1970s was characterized by the use of ephemeral and experimental materials to create impermanent sculptures that challenged the physicality of the art object. His style changed in the 1980s when he returned to drawing and painting, integrating them with sculpture to produce dark, apocalyptic visions.
Although much of Morris's greatest work no longer physically exists due to its transient quality, it lives on as a contribution to the history of art in photographs and written documentation.
Signature: Signed, dated and numbered incised along edge on the reverse