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Larry Bell, SMX 2


A black form with several extending forms dominate the center of the work. The borders are illuminated by metallic shades from the color spectrum. A work from the “Mirage” Series, it is constructed from pieces of coated materials that are then arranged and laminated. Colored sheets of various paper materials, strips of PET film, and laminate film are fused to canvases and stretched. Woven light is visible.

Larry Bell

Larry Bell is a contemporary American artist and sculptor. He lives and works in Taos, New Mexico, and maintains a studio in Venice, California. From 1957 to 1959 he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles as a student of Robert Irwin, Richards Ruben, Robert Chuey, and Emerson Woelffer. He is a grant recipient from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and his artworks are found in the collections of many major cultural institutions. Bell’s work has been shown at museums and in public spaces in the United States and abroad over the course of his 40-year career.

Larry Bell on Wikipedia


SMX 2, 1991
mixed media on white canvas
24" H x 24" W
Gift of Gus Foster
2013.0160.0000

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