2 May 2012
Buren creates work "in situ" meaning his pieces are conceived for a specific space. In 1971 Buren was invited to be part of the Sixth International group exhibition show at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY. Painting Sculpture was a twenty metre long by ten metre wide striped cloth intended to hang in the central rotunda of the Guggenheim along with a smaller banner. After some objections that Buren's piece obscured other artists' works, it was removed prior to the exhibition opening and remains in storage.
To find out more about Buren's Painting Sculpture, please visit here.