Blue Triangle, Blinky Palermo
Blinky Palermo
Blue Triangle
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Blinky Palermo

Blue Triangle, 1969


Dimensions
485 x 535 mm
Inventory Number
DB123B D
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Blinky Palermo not only created the work, but also provided the assembly instructions. 'Blue Triangle' is the simple material for an interactive artwork as defined by Minimal Art. In the text accompanying this work, the artist invites the viewer to lend a hand himself. The result is that individual artistic gestures lose some of their validity. The choice of position which the protagonist decides on is of fundamental significance. Palermo repeatedly undertook visual changes in the form of various geometrical wall paintings. He wanted to set a new standard of seeing in the Constructivist style. At the same time, the art market is subverted through the demand to pass on the original, in that a tradable commodity no longer exists. Even though the artist, who died at the early age of thirty-six, did not want to be classified within any kind of '-ism', he consciously moved in the field of tension between Minimal Art and Fluxus.

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Basic Information

Title
Blue Triangle
Artist (male)
Part of
Blue Triangle
Part Number / Total
2 / 3
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

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Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 49D331 isosceles triangle
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 22C4(BLUE) colours, pigments, and paints: blue
  • 22C4(WHITE) colours, pigments, and paints: white

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Old Inventory Number
K19934917

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11.06.2019