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Larry Bell

Larry Bell’s work reflects a lifelong investigation into the physical properties of light, the materials it hits, and the spaces in which to create work. Equally tangible is his passion for playing with those properties with reverence and a spontaneity that belies or even denies the impressively technical nature of his practice.

From his earliest experimental paintings in the late 1950s to the glass cubes and standing glass-panel sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s, his experimentation with vapor drawings in the 1980s and his most recent ‘mirage works’ and ‘light knot’ sculptures, Bell’s career reads as one long and beautiful experiment in the properties of light on surface, and the relationship of surface to space.

With a new essay by Robin Clark and an interview with the artist conducted by Cliff Lauson, this is the definitive survey of Larry Bell’s career.

Publication Details

  • Text by Robin Clark and interview with Larry Bell by Cliff Lauson
  • Book Design: Dalrymple, Edinburgh
  • English
  • Hardcover
  • 241 × 279 mm
  • 224 pages
  • 978–0–8478–6340–2
  • Co-Published with Rizzoli Electa
  • £70 / $85 / €75