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Jan Dibbets (b. 1941)

A Trace in the Wood in the Form of an Angle of 30° - Crossing the Path

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Jan Dibbets (b. 1941)
A Trace in the Wood in the Form of an Angle of 30° - Crossing the Path
signed, titled and dated 'A trace in the wood in the form of an angle of 30° crossing the path Ithaca/Cornell University/NY febr.1969/Jan Dibbets.' (lower right)
paper collage on black and white photograph, in artist's frame
170 x 112cm.
Executed in 1969
Provenance
Art & Project, Amsterdam.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1973.
Exhibited
Eindhoven, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Jan Dibbets, 1980, no. 47. This exhibition later travelled to Paris, ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Bern, Kunsthalle Bern.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Europalia. België-Nederland. Knooppunten en parallellen in de kunst na 1945, 1980-1981, no. 142 (illustrated, p. 136). This exhibition later travelled to Lisbon, Museo Calouste Gulbenkian and Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Deurle, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Verzameling Roger & Hilda Matthys-Colle, 2007, p. 140 (illustrated in colour, p. 63).
Machelen-Zulte, Roger Raveelmuseum, Landschappelijk, 2009.
Los Angeles, Geffen Contemporary MOCA, Ends of the Earth, Land Art to 1974, 2012 (illustrated, pp. 118, 197). This exhibition later travelled to Munich, Haus der Kunst.
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Lot Essay

A Trace in the Wood in the Form of an Angle of 30° is one of two outdoor interventions executed by Jan Dibbets for the 1969 Earth Art exhibition at Cornell University in Ithaca. The large V shape that Dibbets marked in the landscape is a prime example of his main themes, which include the observation of light, perspective, and space. Dibbets once said: 'I make most of these works with ephemeral materials: sand, growing grass etc. These are demonstrations. I do not make them to keep but to photograph. The work of art is the photo.'

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