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Bernar Venet is a French visual artist , born in 1941 in Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. He has been living in the United States since 1966 where he has become known for his steel sculptures and his drawings. In the 60s, Venet showcased canvases covered with tar. 

Bernar Venet's notoriety began during this period, with the creation of a formless sculpture, composed of a pile of coal poured on the ground. His capacity for intellectual abstraction and his taste for mathematical reasoning and experimentation lead Venet to what was soon to become conceptual art.

In the 80s, Bernar Venet set up the basic structure of his "Lignes indéterminées". He produced them in steel and installed in many urban spaces and public collections, including Nice, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Strasbourg, Beijing, Austin, San Francisco, Museum of Grenoble. In 2011 Venet installed his monumental works in the Versailles gardens.

In 2022, Berlin's Tempelhof Kunsthalle hosted a five-month long retrospective spanning the artist's career from 1961 to 2021.


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Print, Random lignes indéterminées, Bernar Venet

Random lignes indéterminées

Bernar Venet

Print - 24 x 35.8 x 0 inch

$7,292

Sculpture, 253 Degree arc, Bernar Venet

253 Degree arc

Bernar Venet

Sculpture - 28 x 25.5 x 2.25 inch

Price upon request

Print, No.6, Bernar Venet

No.6

Bernar Venet

Print - 19.5 x 20 inch

$2,200

Print, Position of Two Major Arcs of 257.5 Degrees Each, Bernar Venet

Position of Two Major Arcs of 257.5 Degrees Each

Bernar Venet

Print - 30 x 42 x 0.1 inch

$3,500

Print, 1 from Combinaison Aleatoire de Lignes Indeterminees, Bernar Venet

1 from Combinaison Aleatoire de Lignes Indeterminees

Bernar Venet

Print - 20 x 19.5 inch

$2,200

Print, 4 from Combinaison Aleatoire de Lignes Indeterminees, Bernar Venet

4 from Combinaison Aleatoire de Lignes Indeterminees

Bernar Venet

Print - 20 x 19.5 inch

$2,200

Print, Sans-Titre, Bernar Venet

Sans-Titre

Bernar Venet

Print - 19.7 x 15.7 inch

$1,066

Print, Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines, Bernar Venet

Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines

Bernar Venet

Print - 27.2 x 35.8 inch

$6,170

Print, Combinaison aléatoire de lignes indéterminées, Bernar Venet

Combinaison aléatoire de lignes indéterminées

Bernar Venet

Print - 19.7 x 25.6 inch

$4,263

Print, Position of three major arcs of 265.5° each, Bernar Venet

Position of three major arcs of 265.5° each

Bernar Venet

Print - 19.7 x 26 inch

$3,366

Print, Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines, Bernar Venet

Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines

Bernar Venet

Print - 27 x 35.8 inch

$6,170

Sculpture, 2365° Arc x IV, Bernar Venet

2365° Arc x IV

Bernar Venet

Sculpture - 68 x 68 x 12.5 inch

Price upon request

Print, Sans-Titre, Bernar Venet

Sans-Titre

Bernar Venet

Print - 19.7 x 15.7 inch

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Print, Sursaturation, Bernar Venet

Sursaturation

Bernar Venet

Print - 9.3 x 6.7 inch

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Sculpture, Effondrement - 10 arcs, Bernar Venet

Effondrement - 10 arcs

Bernar Venet

Sculpture - 20 x 19.7 x 5 inch

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Print, Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines 4, Bernar Venet

Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines 4

Bernar Venet

Print - 27 x 35.8 x 0.2 inch

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Print, Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines 4, Bernar Venet

Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines 4

Bernar Venet

Print - 27 x 35.8 x 0.2 inch

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Print, Random combination of Indeterminate Lines 4, Bernar Venet

Random combination of Indeterminate Lines 4

Bernar Venet

Print - 27 x 35.8 x 0.2 inch

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Print, Random combination of Indeterminate Lines 3, Bernar Venet

Random combination of Indeterminate Lines 3

Bernar Venet

Print - 27 x 35.8 x 0.2 inch

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Print, Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines 2, Bernar Venet

Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines 2

Bernar Venet

Print - 27 x 35.8 x 0.2 inch

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Print, Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines 1, Bernar Venet

Random Combination of Indeterminate Lines 1

Bernar Venet

Print - 27 x 35.8 x 0.2 inch

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Sculpture, 9 Lignes Obliques, Bernar Venet

9 Lignes Obliques

Bernar Venet

Sculpture - 15.7 x 5.5 x 5.5 inch

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Who is the artist?

Bernar Venet is a French visual artist , born in 1941 in Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. He has been living in the United States since 1966 where he has become known for his steel sculptures and his drawings. In the 60s, Venet showcased canvases covered with tar. 

Bernar Venet's notoriety began during this period, with the creation of a formless sculpture, composed of a pile of coal poured on the ground. His capacity for intellectual abstraction and his taste for mathematical reasoning and experimentation lead Venet to what was soon to become conceptual art.

In the 80s, Bernar Venet set up the basic structure of his "Lignes indéterminées". He produced them in steel and installed in many urban spaces and public collections, including Nice, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Strasbourg, Beijing, Austin, San Francisco, Museum of Grenoble. In 2011 Venet installed his monumental works in the Versailles gardens.

In 2022, Berlin's Tempelhof Kunsthalle hosted a five-month long retrospective spanning the artist's career from 1961 to 2021.

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What is Bernar Venet’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Abstract Sculptors, Where Art Meets Design

When was Bernar Venet born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1941