Vito Acconci  

As a writer, poet, performance artist, Acconci is a seminal figure of the Conceptual Art movement of the late 60's and earley 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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Houses up the Wall (for M, W, H), 1985 Sculpture Stained wood, vinyl, mirrored Plexiglas, and plants 10x 16x4.5 feet Stretched Facade, 1984
Mylar, painted wood, vinyl,
96 x 102 x 31 inches

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

Building – Blocks for a Doorway, 1983-85 Five-color etching 93 7/8 x 94.5 in.
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Big Brick, 1986
Aquatint, etching, and embossing 74 x 32 in.
Edition of 24
City of Words, 1988
Lithograph 43.5 x 27.5 in., Edition 39/50
Wav(er)ing Flag, 1990
A suite of six color lithographs combined to form a twelve-foot long unfurling American flag with the words of the Pledge of Allegiance broken up in its stripes. Six 18in. x 24in. sheets make a work of 18 inches by 144 inches. Edition of 35
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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Two Wings for Wall and Person, 1979-81
Lithographs: two sections 53 x 122.5 inches each
Edition of 10
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.