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Larry Bell, Animated Discourse

A collaborative, conceptual work with the artists Guy de Cointet and Larry Bell, the book of photography consists of cut strips arranged in a grid. The strips are rearranged for each page. There is a photographic code at the back of the book. The images may be read. The strips show an individual moving through a space against a curved wall. It is black and white and the arrangement forms a distinctive pattern. There are less than 100 copies.

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

Animated Discourse, 1975
Gelatin silver print photographs in bound book
5" H x15" W
Gift of Gus Foster