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Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Robert Morris
American, 1931–2018

Date

1969

Medium

Felt

Accession #

1987.35

Dimensions

125 x 72 x 55 inches

Location

Description

Considered by many to be a pioneer of Minimalism, Robert Morris made work that was incredibly versatile, spanning the categories of Land Art, Neo-Expressionist painting, and performance art. His felt sculptures grew out of his interest in allowing simple processes to shape his work. Interested more in soliciting answers from viewers than providing specific direction, Morris pursued the question of space and its relationship with objects, explaining, “random piling, loose stacking, [and] hanging give passing form to the material. . . . It is part of the work’s refusal to continue aestheticizing form by dealing with it as a prescribed end.”

Credit

Purchase with funds from Edith G. and Philip A. Rhodes

Image Copyright

© 2006 Robert Morris/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York