Widely considered France’s greatest living artist and one of the pioneers of conceptual art, Daniel Buren has unveiled his first permanent artwork in Britain at London's Tottenham Court Road station. Commissioned by Art on the Underground, Buren has created an expansive installation taking over the space with a deceptively simple combination of shapes, colours and his trademark stripes.
And, to coincide with the unveiling of the completed commission, you can get your hands on a newly launched book, which includes stunning installation shots of the work in situ, behind-the-scenes photos of the project in progress, architects’ drawings and plans, and the artist’s notes and sketches. Texts by Eleanor Pinfield and Tamsin Dillon provide the background to the commission, while an essay by Hans Ulrich Obrist places the work in the context of Buren’s wider practice since the 1960s.
What's more, in a conversation with Tim Marlow, the artist walks you, the reader, through the Tottenham Court Road installation and discusses the work alongside his other transport commissions.
More than a rare monograph in English on one of the most influential international artists of recent decades, this volume entitled Daniel Buren Underground also takes you on the fascinating journey from initial artistic concept through to realised physical form in the public realm.
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