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Robert Barry

Robert Barry

Robert Barry

Among the conceptual artists who work with the language, Robert Barry occupies an important place, at the age of visual art, poetry and philosophy. Conceptual art is - much more than a revolution of the visual forms of art - a fundamental rethink of the function of art and artists in a changing cultural context.

The ideas and works by Robert Barry make significant contribution to the definition of this new apprehension of art.
For this reason we pay tribute to his work, bringing together all the works published by mfc-michèle didier.

Image Credit:

Robert Barry - "One Billion Colored Dots" (detail)

Nothing seems to me the most potent thing in the world.

Robert Barry

Robert Barry

Art Lovers

2006

Slipcase: 28.8 x 28.8 x 2.5 cm

36 sheets in a slipcase

Edition of 270 numbered copies and 30 artist's proofs. Produced and published by mfc-michèle didier in 2006

$950

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Robert Barry

Somethings That...

2016

Cardboard portfolio: 28 x 21.5 x 0.6 cm

Set of three sheets of paper in a cardboard portfolio mounted in grey paper

Edition of 24 numbered and signed copies and 6 artist's proofs. Certificate numbered and signed by the artist. Each set is unique. Produced and published by mfc-michèle didier in 2016

$3300

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Robert Barry - "Art Lovers" (detail)

Robert Barry

Something in a box

2014

Box: 17.4 x 12.4 x 4.9 cm

62 statements printed on index cards in a walnut wooden box

Edition of 24 numbered and signed copies and 6 artist's proofs. Certificate numbered and signed by the artist. Produced and published by mfc-michèle didier in 2014

$2180

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Robert Barry

One Billion Colored Dots

1968/2008

Each volume: 27.6 x 18.6 cm

25 volumes

Limited to 30 numbered and signed copies and 5 artist's proofs. Produced and published by mfc-michèle didier in 2008

$21900

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Robert Barry - exhibition view

Robert Barry

One Billion Dots

2008

358823 sec

2 discs

Edition of 30 numbered and signed copies and 5 artist's proofs. Produced and published by mfc-michèle didier in 2008

$2150

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Robert Barry - exhibition view

Robert Barry (born March 9, 1936 in the Bronx, New York) is an American artist. Since 1967, Barry has produced non-material works of art, installations, and performance art using a variety of otherwise invisible media. In 1968, Robert Barry is quoted as saying "Nothing seems to me the most potent thing in the world."

Barry's work focuses on escaping the previously known physical limits of the art object in order to express the unknown or unperceived.

Consequently, Barry has explored a number of different avenues toward defining the usually unseen space around objects, rather than producing the objects themselves.

Major nonvisible works from his early period include "Carrier Wave", in which Barry used the carrier waves of a radio station for a prescribed length of time "not as a means of transmitting information, but rather as an object." "Radiation Piece", and "Inert Gas Piece", in which Barry opened various containers of inert gases in different settings before groups of spectators, such as a canister of helium released in a desert.

When asked about his piece for exhibition "Prospect '69," his response was "The piece consists of the ideas that people will have from reading this interview... The piece in its entirety is unknowable because it exists in the mind of so many people. Each person can really know that part which is in his own mind."

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