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Keith Sonnier (American, b.1941)
LOT ID: 75053
Syzygy Transmitter, 1992

Mixed Media, neon tubing, antenna, plastic and aluminium
26.7 х 26.5 х 19.3 in. (67.82 x 67.31 x 49.02 cm.)
Signed, inscribed
Edition 18
Lot description
Since 1968 neon has become a defining element of Keith Sonnier's work. His experimental materials have completely redefined sculpture. "Syzygy Transmitter" is just the type of architectural neon installation work that has earned Sonnier international acclaim.

Keith Sonnier (born 1941, Mamou, Louisiana) is a minimalist, performance, video and light artist. He was one of the first artists to use light in sculpture in the 1960's. Sonnier was a part of the Process Art Movement. His background in anthropology was a catalyst for his process, studying the relationships between human sensations and the materials from which he creates his art.

Sonnier received a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in 1974. His exhibitions include those organized by Douglass College, New Brunswick, New Jersey (1966); Stedlijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1970); Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre George Pomidou, Paris (1979); Portland Center for the Visual Arts (1981); and P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York (1983).

Select Public Collections:
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Barcelona
Syzygy Transmitter by Keith Sonnier
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