Robert Barry

Something in a Box , 2014

62 statements on index cards placed in a wood box

The box measures 12.4 x 17.4 x 4.9 cm

Limited edition of 24 numbered and signed copies and 6 artist's proofs

Under $2,200

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"Something in a Box" gives the opportunity to replay on another scale — 10,2 x 15,2 cm — the measurements of the card — here 62 — that were distributed about fourty years ago. We are confronted with a box made of walnut wood, containing 62 index cards. Each card of Something in a Box proposes a different statement by Robert Barry — 62 Statements. The first one introduces the 61 following: SOMETHING THAT ... and then 61 statements that are supposed to define SOMETHING, the essence of which remains irrevocably unknown. Reading this new text by Robert Barry won't change that.