New York 1936
Photo credit Kathryn Hillier, 2010 / Courtesy Robert Barry
He is an artist who attemps to define the unknown, obviously an impossible task, but useful all the same. The attempt greatly extends the limits of what is indefinite and shows how we are surrounded on every side by something we do not know.
Robert Barry, Radiation Installation; Cesium 137, 1969. Cesium 137, lead container (must be installed outside), 2,8 x 10 x 4 cm. Panza Collection, Mendrisio. Photo Alessandro Zambianchi, Milano
Robert Barry, It Can Only Be Known As Something Else, 1969. Text, variable dimensions. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007, The Panza Collection. Installation The Panza Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, October 23, 2008 - January 11, 2009. Photo Alessandro Zambianchi, Milano
Robert Barry, Speculations, 1973. Eighty 35 mm and 127 mm black-and-white, color, and blank slides. Collection Albright-Knox Art Galley, Buffalo, New York, The Panza Collection and by exchange: George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, Albert H. Tracy Fund and Bequest of John Mortimer Schiff, 2015. Image courtesy Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection, Buffalo, New York. Photograph by Tom Loonan
Robert Barry, Untitled, 1984. Black and red pencil on blue wall, variable dimensions. Panza Collection, Mendrisio. Installation Conceptual Art. The Panza Collection, MART Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, 25 settembre 2010 - 27 febbraio 2011. Photo Alessandro Zambianchi, Milano
Rosa Giovanna Magnifico Panza di Biumo and PanzaCollection would like to thank the artist, the family and the institutions for granting image publishing.