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Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin

By: Weschler, Lawrence

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1982

Seller ID: 136043

ISBN: 0520049209

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 208 pages, plus index. " In May 1980, Robert Irwin returned to Market Street in Venice, California to the block where he had kept a studio until 1970, the year he abandoned studio work altogether. Malinda Wyatt was opening a gallery in the building next door to his former work space and invited Irwin to create an installation. He cleaned out the large rectangular room, adjusted the skylights, painted the walls an even white, and then knocked out the wall facing the street, replacing it with a sheer, semi-transparent white scrim. The room s... View more info