May 16, 2011

From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column

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From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column
September 13, 2011–March 11, 2012

Gray Column was one of the largest sculptures De Wain Valentine ever cast with polyester resin?the material with which he worked through the 1960s and 1970s to create his dazzling Circles and Columns. This monumental, free-standing slab, measuring 12 feet high and 8 feet wide, will be displayed to the public for the first time. The exhibition From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine’s “Gray Column” tells the story of how this extraordinary piece was made and features preparatory drawings and maquettes, videos documenting the fabrication process, interviews with the artist, and a discussion of the conservation of this sculpture.

This exhibition is organized by the Getty Conservation Institute in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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