Larry Bell

(b. 1939) A minimalist sculptor, Larry Bell first created shaped canvases and then turned to sculpture in the early 1960s. He was part of an avant-garde southern California group that included Robert Irwin and Craig Kauffman, and his primary materials were coated glass and plastics. Many of his pieces are framed cubes with transparent glass to give the impression of existing in space. He also did glass boxes, free standing glass panels to create ever-changing environments. He was born in Chicago and from 1957 to 1959 studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles as a student of Robert Irwin, Richards Ruben, Robert Chuey, and Emerson Woelfer. He has lived in California and New Mexico.

Larry Bell Installation Shot

Cube #9, #10, #11

2008
Glass Coated Inconel

12 x 12 x 12 inches

6 x 6 x 4CD

6 x 6 x 4 CD

1994
Glass Coated Inconel

2- 6 x 6 foot panels

Larry Bell: Cube #8

Cube #8 - Clear

2005
Coated, clear glass

20 x 20 inches

Larry Bell: Cube #5

Cube #5 - Blue

2005
Coated, blue glass

20 x 20 inches