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James Lee Byars
The Figure of Question
The Figure of Question
1986
Research into the essence of forms of representation is behind the works The Figure of Question, The Soft Cube and Spherical Book. They all present pure forms of polished surfaces, made of white marble from the Greek island of Kavala, which search for perfection. Byars, guided by what he called ‘the first fully interrogative philosophy’, made pieces which explore geometric shapes in search of spirituality, truth and beauty. Together with the use of marble and its reminder of the Classical world, Byars also used gold, for its historical references to divinity and perfection.
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original title
The Figure of Question
year of acquisition
1996
type of object
Sculpture
dimensions
Vitrine: 60 x 12 x 12 cm; tetrahedron: 17 x 50 x 50 cm
accessibility resources
Text braille, Làmina, Audioguia
registration number
R.0196
date
1986
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Kawala marble, wood and glass
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright
© James Lee Byars
original title
The Figure of Question
registration number
R.0196
date
1986
year of acquisition
1996
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Sculpture
media
Kawala marble, wood and glass
dimensions
Vitrine: 60 x 12 x 12 cm; tetrahedron: 17 x 50 x 50 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
accessibility resources
Text braille, Làmina, Audioguia
Copyright
© James Lee Byars
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