Walter De Maria

on view - through March 31, 2014

<p>Walter De Maria, <i>Silver Meters</i>, 1976. Detail. Stainless steel and silver, <br>1 of 8 units, 3⁄4 x 39 3⁄8 x 39 3⁄8 inches. Dia Art Foundation. Photo: Jerry Thompson.</p>

Walter De Maria, Silver Meters, 1976. Detail. Stainless steel and silver,
1 of 8 units, 3⁄4 x 39 3⁄8 x 39 3⁄8 inches. Dia Art Foundation. Photo: Jerry Thompson.

 
 
 

Walter De Maria's Silver Meters (1976) and Gold Meters (1976–77) returned to Dia:Beacon in May 2010. The closely related multipartite works, each comprised of eight polished stainless-steel square-meter plates, employ measurement and number as compositional principles.

 

Bibliography

Hess, Thomas B. "Walter De Maria, or the Emperor's New Cat Box." New York, 31 October 1977, pp. 102–03.

Smith, Roberta. "De Maria: Elements." Art in America 66, no. 3 (May–June 1978), pp. 103–05.

De Maria, Walter. "The Lightning Field." Artforum 18, no. 8 (April 1980), pp. 52–59.

Walter De Maria: Two Very Large Presentations. Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1989. Texts by J. C. Cooper, Olle Granath, Pontus Hultén, Cecilia Lindqvist, Lars Nittve, Mario Perniola, and Ingrid Rein.

Wakefield, Neville. "Walter De Maria: Measure and Substance." Flash Art 28, no. 182 (May–June 1995), pp. 91–94.

Walter De Maria: 1999 Milano 2000. Milan: Fondazione Prada, 1999. Text by Germano Celant.

 
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