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James Lee Byars
The Soft Cube
The Soft Cube
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 Together with the use of marble and its reminder of the Classical world, Byars also used gold, for its historical references to divinity and perfection.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 Soft Cube
year of acquisition
1996
type of object
Sculpture
dimensions
Vitrine: 175 x 50 x 50 cm; cube: 27 x 27 x 27 cm
accessibility resources
Text braille, Làmina, Audioguia
registration number
R.0197
date
1986
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Kawala marble, wood and glass
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright
© James Lee Byars
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