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Robert Morris, Untitled (1968)


Walker Art Center



Institution Walker Art Center
In his sculpture of the 1960s Robert Morris experimented with what he called "anti-form"-- the use of pliable materials, including rubber, rope, and felt, to create sculptures whose shapes were variable and determined by natural forces such as gravity. This approach, he wrote, "results in forms which were not projected in advance. . . . Chance is accepted and indeterminacy is implied . . ."

This work consists of a stack of eight felt rectangles sliced horizontally 14 times. When laid flat on the floor, the sculpture is a minimal quadrilateral form. When hung from the wall, however, the seven covered layers fall out of their straight lines to make an entirely new, multicolored dynamic form.

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Source: Label text for Robert Morris, Untitled (1968), from the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, December 8, 1996 to April 4, 1999.
Rights: Copyright 1998 Walker Art Center
Added to Site: March 1, 2009