Chicago, Illinois 1939
Photo credit Olivier Bell, 2015 / Courtesy Larry Bell Studio
I saw Bell's light-traversed crystal cubes for the first time in the Sonnabend gallery in Paris. I was greatly impressed that he had found a way of imprisioning light. The supreme element in the universe and the most elusive: immaterial, bodiless, weightless, pure energy. In the years following his work evolved into an environmental state.
Larry Bell, Light Brown Box, 1968. Coated glass, 50,8 x 50,8 x 50,8 cm. Panza Collection, Mendrisio. Photo Alessandro Zambianchi, Milano
Larry Bell, Two Glass Walls - Diagonal Top, 1973. Vacuum-plated glass, 182,6 x 261,9 x 126,7 cm. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007, The Panza Collection. Photo Alessandro Zambianchi, Milano
Larry Bell, Two Glass Walls, 1971-1972. Coated glass, 243,8 x 152,4 x 152,4 cm. Panza Collection, Mendrisio. Installation Focus La Collezione Panza di Biumo. La materia della forma, MART Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, April 2 - July 4, 2017. 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.