James Lee Byars Exhibition

Michael Werner Gallery

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[Image: James Lee Byars "The Sphere with Stairs" (1989) Blue African granite. Diameter: 9 3/4 in.]
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“Works of the highest grade have beauty in all parts, from the essential to the superfluous, and are therefore perfectly beautiful. Beauty in itself is nothing other than the perfection of every concept, for which reason the most perfect things, invisible as well as visible, are called beautiful. This should guide us in looking at the works of the ancients: their beauty does not always consist of the same part, but lies in the fact that that part which the idea has chosen has been represented most beautifully.”

—from Reflections Upon Beauty and Taste in Painting (1762) by Anton Raphael Mengs, as selected by James Lee Byars in the 1986 catalogue The Philosophical Palace



Michael Werner Gallery, New York presents an exhibition of works by James Lee Byars. Byars was born in Detroit in 1932 and died in Cairo in 1997 and has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions worldwide, including The Palace of Good Luck, Castello di Rivoli / Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin (1989); The Perfect Moment, IVAM Centre del Carme, Valencia (1994); Life Love and Death, Schirn Kunsthalle and Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (2004); The Perfect Silence, Whitney Museum of American Art (2005); 1/2 an Autobiography, MoMA PS1, New York and Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2013-2014); The Golden Tower, Campo San Vio, Venice (2017); and The Perfect Kiss, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (2018). The exhibition James Lee Byars: Works 1974-1994 is concurrently on view this summer at Michael Werner Gallery in London.

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Schedule

from June 27, 2019 to August 15, 2019
Summer gallery hours, begin 1 July: Monday through Friday, 10am - 6pm.

Artist(s)

James Lee Byars

Fee

Free

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Sundays

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Address: 4 E 77 St., New York, NY 10075
Phone: 212-988-1623 Fax: 212-988-1774

Corner of 5th Ave. Subway: 6 to 77th Street

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