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Neon with Cut Glass, 1968 (1998)

Installation, 162 x 127 x 122 cm
In the sixties, Keith Sonnier was a pioneer in the use of new materials such as neon. His post-Minimalist installations challenged the preconceived notions of sculpture and became his most representative works. Neon with Cut Glass belongs to a series that the artist began in the late sixties. The rigid forms of industrial production such as sheets of glass supported against the wall are brought into question by the neon light, which introduces a marked pictorial quality to the installation. The language of Minimalist sculpture is transformed into an architecture of light.

Technical details

Original title:
Neon with Cut Glass
Registration number:
1524
Artist:
Sonnier, Keith
Date created:
1968 (1998)
Status:
On display
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Installation
Media:
Glass, mirror, neon light and transformer
Dimensions:
162 x 127 x 122 cm (height x width x depth)
Edition number:
744
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright:
© Keith Sonnier, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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