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:
Sonnier, Keith
Date created:
1968 (1998)
Date acquired:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Glass, mirror, neon light and transformer
162 x 127 x 122 cm (height x width x depth)
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
© Keith Sonnier, VEGAP, Barcelona
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