Robert Morris (artist)

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Robert Morris (b. February 9, 1931) is an artist who works in minimal sculpture, drawing, painting, relief, object, and "readymades" (found objects). He is deeply influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Beckett, Michel Foucault, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Jorge Luis Borges. Robert Morris was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He currently lives and works in New York City.

"Robert Morris's work is fundamentally theatrical. (...) his theater is one of negation: negation of the avant-gardist concept of originality, negation of logic and reason, negation of the desire to assign uniform cultural meanings to diverse phenomena; negation of a worldview that distrusts the unfamiliar and the unconventional." Maurice Berger, Labyrinths: Robert Morris, Minimalism, and the 1960s, p. 3

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