Robert Grosvenor
Karma at Art Basel Unlimited
in collaboration Galerie Max Hetzler and Paula Cooper Gallery
June 16–19, 2016

Messeplatz 10
4058 Basel, Switzerland


DWAN Gallery, Los Angeles (1966, Robert Grosvenor), an earlier version displayed LACMA, Los Angeles (1967, American Sculpture of the Sixties, group show), an earlier version displayed.

Robert Grosvenor (born 1937, New York) is known for his spacious sculptures which capture the viewer through their specific materiality and unconventional formal language. Grosvenor considers his sculptural work as ‘ideas that operate between floor and ceiling’. His practice is preoccupied with the relation between an object and its surrounding as well as the effect that emerges from this connection. Grosvenor’s work Untitled (yellow), 1966/2016, presented at Art Basel Unlimited, is a bright yellow aluminum sculpture that is attached to the ceiling and floats just over the ground. Grosvenor thus plays with gravity and the work’s weight, which creates a dynamic aspect. The geometric, abstract form and the aura of Untitled (yellow) is mischievously thoughtful and ambiguous in terms of the material of this hyper voluminous work playing with balance and imbalance. The way in which the work changes as you walk around it forms an essential subject of this piece and creates a suspenseful interplay between the work, the viewer and the space.

The presentation of Untitled (yellow) is a collaboration with Paula Cooper Gallery and Karma, New York.

Robert Grosvenor’s work is part of the following public collections:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Museum of Modern Art New York, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis