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Daniel Buren

Unique Tablecloth with Laser-Cut Lace (Object to Be Situated on Table), 2002

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Two-layered tablecloth:
off-white laser-cut design on monochrome underlayer, each tablecloth has a unique
combination of design and color,
top layer: 70 7/8 x 70 7/8” (180 x 180 cm),
bottom layer: 67 x 67” (170 x 170 cm),
design: 30 11/16 x 30 11/16” (78 x 78 cm),
width of stripes: 3 11/16” (8,7 cm),
washable polyester, laser-cut and produced by Jakob Schläpfer AG, St.Gallen,
Ed. 78/XXIV, unique versions (design
versions 1A–3A: 13 each on different colors, diagonal design versions 1B–3B: 13 each
on different colors), numbered certificate

Clarity of form and state-of-the-art technology conjure the baroque splendor of handmade lace.


“Buren’s work is rooted in the artist’s initial search for ways to strip painting of illusionistic and expressive reference as per his decision in 1965 to reduce the pictorial content of his canvases to the repetition of mechanically printed, alternating white and colored vertical bands 8.7 centimeters in width painted white on its outer stripes... Grounding his works in the real without espousing the grandiose or impositional, he has constantly sought to express the idea of the unfettered nature of aesthetic experience that (as he has demonstrated) may be proffered to spectators in relation to the temporal and spatial reality of architecture and its institutional affiliations.” Anne Rorimer Parkett No. 66, 2002

$ 2,400.00


“Painter and installation artist Daniel Buren, associated with the Conceptual Art movement, has been an important figure in the art world since 1968. Buren's vertical stripes, made from paper, fabric, paint, or tape, have become his artistic signature, appearing in a variety of scales and forms in site-specific installations … such as his unique table cloth for Parkett that reimagine the social and physical implications of architecture.”-Artspace


> See short video excerpt with Daniel Buren about some aspects of his art.