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Len Lye - Grass 1961

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Published on Sep 25, 2015

Len Lye - Grass 1961.
Grass 1961, This quiet, gentle work is reminiscent of breezes fanning the marram grasses along the shorelines of New Zealand.

Grass is one of Lye’s most gentle sculptures, an array of thin steel wire sitting upon a wooden bed that rocks slowly back and forth on its axis.

Inspired by the “muse of motion”, Len Lye (1901–1980) exemplifies an artist who is equally at home in different media. As a young man in Wellington he was one of the first artists in the world to work with movement while the sculpture he made during the 1960s and 1970s in New York is among the most acclaimed kinetic art of any period.

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