Bernar Venet (French, b. 1941)
Denver, CO 5
United States 407
Bernar Venet, Indeterminate Line sculpture
Indeterminate Line was installed in front of the Colorado Convention Center on the Speer Boulevard side. Made of COR-TEN steel, which is self-sealing through a layer of rust, the two-story scribble instantly became one of the best public sculptures installed in Denver in a generation.
French sculptor Bernar Venet was born in 1941 in Château-Arnoux, France. In 1959 he worked as a stage designer for the Nice City Opera. In 1964 he exhibited at the Salon comparaisons at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and in 1977 his work was shown at Documenta VI in Kassel, Germany. In the early 1990s Bernar Venet created several musical compositions. In 2005 the artist was named Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur, France’s highest decoration. His sculptures continue to tour Europe and North America, with exhibitions in Boulogne-Billancourt and Cergy-Pontoise in France, Galerie Guy Pieters Knokke-le Zoute, Belgium, Evo Gallery in New Mexico, and the Carrie Secrist in Chicago, Illinois. Venet exhibited his work in numerous leading galleries world-wide.