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Hypnerotomachia - Psychomachia
1984 - bronze, felt, mixed media on copper, bronze and lead

Begun in 1983, upon completion of Labyrinth in the park, these three frames represent a turning point in the artist's career. They are the first examples of a long series of apocalyptic themes that Morris continued to explore during the 1980s. In January 1993, the artist decided to fill the sculpture-frames which, until then, had been empty. Using panels of different metals decorated with patinas and wax, he created an impressive illusion of depth on the black reflective surfaces. The three sculptures continue to reside in the same room of the fattoria where they were originally created.

Robert Morris

Robert Morris was born in Kansas City in 1931. He lives and works in Gardiner, New York.
Among his most recent one-man shows we recall those at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1995); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1995); Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg (1995); Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (1997); Musée d'arte contemporain, Lyon, (1998, 2000; Cabinet des Estampes du Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva (1999); Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, 2001; Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, 2002; Centro per l'arte contemporanea "Luigi Pecci", Prato, 2005; Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York (2008); IVAM, Valencia (2011).

Among his permanent site specific works we recall here Oostelijk, Flevoland, Olanda; Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington; Belknap Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Johnson Pit n. 30, King County, City of Kent, Seattle; West Bottoms & American Royale, Kansas City, Missouri; Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux; Cathedral, Maguelone, Montpellier; Parco della Padula, Carrara; Pontevedra, Spagna; Chiostro di San Domenico, Reggio Emilia.

Morris has carried out other important permanent projects in Tuscany such as the gate for the new Dialysis Center, Pistoia (2004); Hegel's Owl for the parco della Padule, Carrara (2002), and the new presbytery furnishing of the Prato cathedral. His video The Birthday Boy was conceived and projected for the temporary exhibition at the Accademia in Florence (2004-2005).

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