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Brice Marden

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Complements, 2004-2007 Oil on Linen, Two Panels Overall: 72 X 96 in © Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery
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Eagles Mere Muses (State) , 2002 1-color Etching/4-color Lithograph 22 X 30 in / 55.9 X 76.2 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & GEMINI G.E.L. at JONI MOISANT WEYL
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The MOCA Portfolio , 1999 © Courtesy of the artist & Albert Merola Gallery
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Greyer Muses , 2000 3 Color Etching/ Lithograph 22 X 30 in / 55.9 X 76.2 Cm
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Dragons , 2000-2004 Ink on Paper 40.5 X 29.8 in / 102.9 X 75.7 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Matthew Marks Gallery
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© Courtesy of the artist & Matthew Marks Gallery - 22nd St.
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© Courtesy of the artist & Matthew Marks Gallery - 526 22nd St.
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Han Shan Exit 1 & 3, , 1993 Etching and Aquatint on Twin Rocker 15 X 11.25 Inches © Courtesy of P. S. Wada
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© Courtesy of the artist & Matthew Marks Gallery
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Swirl, 2011 Oil on Marble 10 5/8 X 9 3/4 Inches; 27 X 25 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY
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Cold Mountain 6 (Bridge), 1989-1991 Oil on Linen; Collection SFMOMA, Purchase Through a Gift of Phyllis Wattis © 2012 Brice Marden / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Line Muses, 2001 Etching and Lithograph 22 X 30 1/8 Inches © courtesy of the Susan Sheehan Gallery
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Red, Yellow, Blue III, 1974 Oil and Wax on Canvas 74 X 72 Inches (188 X 182.9 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist & Gagosian Gallery
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© Courtesy of the artist & The Matthew Marks Gallery
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To Corfu, 1976 Oil and Wax on Canvas © Courtesy of the artist & The Dallas Museum of Art
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Uphill 4, 2014 Oil on Linen, Four Panels Each Panel: 48 X 36 Inches; 122 X 91 Cm. Overall: 48 X 144 Inches; 122 X 366 Cm. © Courtesy of the Artist and Matthew Marks Gallery
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Eastern Moss, 2012-2015 Oil on Linen Nine Panels Each: 24 X 18 Inches; 61 X 46 Cm Overall: 24 X 162 Inches; 61 X 412 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Matthew Marks Gallery
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Uphill with Center, 2012-15 Oil on Linen Five Panels. Overall: 48 1/8 X 192 5/8 Inches; 122 X 489 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Matthew Marks Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Bronxville, New York
Birth year
1938
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Statement

Brice Marden is an American artist, generally described as Minimalist, although his work defies specific categorization.

Marden's paintings are often born from a particular experience, or in reaction to having spent time in a specific place. In 1971, he and his wife, Helen Harrington, visited the Greek island of Hydra, to which they have returned every year since, and the light and landscape have greatly influenced his work.

In 1983, Marden and family traveled to Thailand, Sri Lanka, and India; the artist became fascinated by the art, landscape, and culture of Asia. Marden has subsequently incorporated numerous elements of these traditions into his work, making them one key to his process.  A visit in 1984 to the exhibition Masters of Japanese Calligraphy, 8th-19th Century, encouraged Marden to master the form, a predominant influence in his recent work.

In 2000, Marden embarked on the most ambitious paintings of his career: The Propitious Garden of Plane Image, the longest two of which measure 24 feet. Marden is considered to rank among the most important American painters of contemporary period.

 

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