Vito Acconci  

As a writer, poet, performance artist, Acconci is a seminal figure of the Conceptual Art movement of the late 60's and early 70's. His performace based works evolved into installations incorporating video and audio and inviting viewer participation. These works led to a further exploration of sculpture as architecture or furniture, the viewer inside the piece, able to walk through, live in, sit on, climb over works meant to question the role of the artist and his relation to the society and its environment as whole. In the late 80's this led to the foundation of the Acconci Studio, the main focus of which is public sculpture and architecture which still seems to address the questions of public vs. private space which were a concern in his early work.

 

 

 

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Name Calling Chair, 1990
Cherry, ebony, and birch veneer plywood.
48 x 38 x 48 in., Edition of 10

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The Fragmented Figure (The Broken Father), 1986
Three color etching, aquatint, line etching, roulette Printed from two plates on Arches 47.5 x 31.25 inches, Edition 12/50
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BLOWN-UP BABY DOLL, 1993 (24 Triangle Version)
A four color screenprint on 2 ft. equalateral triangles of Sintra and mirrored plexiglas. Available in two editions; 6 triangles to create a 4 ft. hexagon or variables (edition of 20) and 24 triangles to create an 8 ft. hexagon or variables. Published in an edition of 10.
Hanging variations of the 24 triangle Blown-up Baby Doll. Hanging variations of the 24 triangle Blown-up Baby Doll.