Bernar Venet

Bernar Venet (b. 1941) was born in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for the development of his Tar paintings, Relief cartons, and his iconic Tas de charbon (Pile of Coal), the first sculpture without a specific shape. The year 1979 marked a significant turning point in Venet’s career, when he began a series of wood reliefs, Arcs, Angles, Straight Lines, and created the first of his Indeterminate Lines for which he was awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. Over the following decades his work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Asia both in solo museum shows, as well as in major art events such as the Kassel Documenta in 1977, and the Biennales of Paris, Venice and São Paulo.

 

Bernar Venet is a widely exhibited artist with 30 public sculpture exhibitions  and monumental works permanently installed in cities including Auckland, Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Cologne, Denver, Geneva, Neu-Ulm, Nice, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, and Toulouse. Venet has been the recipient of many awards including the Grand Prix des Arts de la Ville de Paris and Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, France's highest decoration.

 

In February 2016, the International Sculpture Center awarded Venet the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for his exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture.
 

Venet currently lives and works between New York and Provence.

Effondrement: Arcs IV
Effondrement: Arcs IV

2013 Polymer gravure, etching and photo-etching with wiping Edition of 50 Signed and numbered in pencil Sheet: 38 ½ x 45 ¼ inches (98 x 115 cm) The plate size of this work is 29 ½ x 38 ¼ inches (75 x 97.3 cm).

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Effondrement: Arcs III
Effondrement: Arcs III

2013 Polymer gravure, etching and photo-etching with wiping Edition of 50 Signed and numbered in pencil Sheet: 45 ¼ x 38 ½ inches (115 x 98 cm) The plate size of this work is 35 ½ x 29 ½ inches (89.9 x 75 cm).

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Effondrement: Arcs II
Effondrement: Arcs II

2013 Polymer gravure, etching and photo-etching with wiping Edition of 50 Signed and numbered in pencil Sheet: 38 ½ x 40 inches (98 x 102 cm) The plate size of this work is 29 ½ x 30 inches (75 x 75.9 cm).

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Effondrement: Arcs I
Effondrement: Arcs I

2013 Polymer gravure, etching and photo-etching with wiping Edition of 50 Signed and numbered in pencil Sheet: 38 ½ x 45 ¼ inches (98 x 115 cm) The plate size of this work is 29 ½ x 35 ¼ inches (75 x 89.7 cm).

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Two Indeterminate Lines
Two Indeterminate Lines

2014 Polymer gravure, etching, carborundum and photo etching with wiping Edition of 50 Signed, titled and numbered in charcoal pencil Sheet: 30 ½ x 39 ¾ inches (77.47 x 100.96 cm)

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Two Indeterminate Lines
Two Indeterminate Lines

2014 Polymer gravure, etching, carborundum and photo etching with wiping Edition of 50 Signed, titled and numbered in charcoal pencil Sheet: 30 ½ x 39 ¾ inches (77.47 x 100.96 cm)

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Two Indeterminate Lines
Two Indeterminate Lines

2014 Polymer gravure, etching, carborundum and photo etching with wiping Edition of 50 Signed, titled and numbered in charcoal pencil Sheet: 30 ½ x 39 ¾ inches (77.47 x 100.96 cm)

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Four Indeterminate Lines
Four Indeterminate Lines

2014 Etching, Polymer gravure, carborundum and photo etching with wiping Edition of 50 Signed numbered in charcoal pencil Sheet size 46 1/4x623/4 inches (117.47x159.38 cm)

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Grib I
Grib I

2016 Polymer, gravure, etching, carborundum and photo etching with wiping Sheet size 91.5 cm x 126 cm, 36” x 49 3/4” Plate size 73 cm x 110cm, 28 3/4” x 43 1/2” Ed. 60 signed and numbered, 12 AP

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Grib II
Grib II

2016 Polymer, gravure, etching, carborundum and photo etching with wiping Sheet size 91.5 cm x 126 cm, 36” x 49 3/4” Plate size 73 cm x 110cm, 28 3/4” x 43 1/2” Ed. 60 signed and numbered , 12 AP

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Grib III
Grib III

2016 Polymer, gravure, etching, carborundum and photo etching with wiping Sheet size 91.5 cm x 126 cm, 36” x 49 3/4” Plate size 73 cm x 110cm, 28 3/4” x 43 1/2” Ed. 60 signed and numbered , 12 AP

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