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Daniel Buren

Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissu rayé blanc et noir, 1969
Peinture acrylique blanche sur toile de coton à rayure blanches et noires, alternées et verticales de 8.7cm de large chacune
205 × 133 cm | 80 3/4 × 52 3/8 inches
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Daniel Buren is a world-renowned French conceptual artist whose work lies at the crossroads of sculpture, installation and painting, as well as action and intervention. He came to fame in Paris with the B.M.P.T. group (the initials of Buren, Mosset, Parmentier and Toroni) in 1966-67 and continued to develop a critique of the art establishment. Buren appropriated a standard format fabric motif of 8.75 cm-wide vertical stripes (which alternate between white and a colour) as a visual instrument, or sign, to ‘expose’. He works on site, or in situ, in relation to the setting, a particular building and its story and context. Two examples that caused heated debate were Peinture-Sculpture at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (1971) and the public commission Les Deux Plateaux (1986) at the Palais Royal in Paris. Throughout his career, he has documented all these events and grouped the images under the title Photo-souvenirs. Since the 1990s, his work has become increasingly architectural using fencing or grids, and stained glass window structures, such as his installation for Monumenta at the Grand Palais in Paris (2012).

 

Daniel Buren represented France at the Venice Biennale in 1986. Several volumes of his catalogue raisonné have already been published.


Daniel Buren was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, in 1938.

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Voir Double - Travaux situés - Rouge opéra - RAL 3002, 2009
MDF, peinture acrylique satinée, plastique satiné noir
93,5 × 103,4 × 26,1 cm | 36 3/4 × 40 3/4 × 10 1/4 inches

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Die Farbe gesetzt/ersetzt F6 Orange, 1992
Aluminium peint en orange et peinture blanche sur plexiglas
Aluminium : 165.3 x 165.3 cm 4 éléments de plexiglas : 78.4 x 78.4 cm

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(Sans titre) 7, 2005
Plexi, papier vinylique autoadhésif, peinture, mdf
113,1 × 113,1 cm | 44 1/2 × 44 1/2 inches

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Reflets n°33 - Peinture sur plexiglas 1/2, travail situé, 1987
Peinture acrylique verte sur plexiglas transparent sur mur blanc
200 × 141,5 cm | 78 3/4 × 55 3/4 inches

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Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissu rayé blanc et bleu, 1974
Peinture acrylique blanche sur toile de coton à rayure blanches et bleues, alternées et verticales de 8.7cm de large chacune
184 × 132 cm | 72 1/2 × 52 inches

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Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissu rayé blanc et noir, 1969
Peinture acrylique blanche sur toile de coton à rayure blanches et noires, alternées et verticales de 8.7cm de large chacune
205 × 133 cm | 80 3/4 × 52 3/8 inches

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TII-262, 1965
Enamel on cotton fabric (green bed spread)
191 × 225,5 cm | 75 1/4 × 88 3/4 inches

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Exhibitions

2009

Daniel Buren
Voir Double, travail in situ

2005

Daniel Buren
Des reflets, des éclats et quelques autres choses aussi