Daniel Buren is active/lives in France. Daniel Buren is known for installations-conceptual, geometric-stripe painting and sculpture.
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Daniel Buren’s group of ten green-and-white striped benches, titled Sit Down, functions doubly as seating and as art objects. Inspired by the natural surroundings, the work was conceived in response to a series of visits Buren made to Storm King for this commission.
Originally made of marine plywood before being re-fabricated in aluminum and painted with Buren’s patented alternating dark green and white stripes, the simple cubic design permits seating in any orientation.
The siting of the benches changes according to the needs of Storm King. Envisioned as “signals” in the landscape, the benches are always meant to be displayed in groups, however, so that they are visually linked to one another as they punctuate their terrain
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