Matthew Marks Gallery

a four dimensional being writes poetry on a field with sculptures


Text by Charles Ray

Hardcover with jacket
24 pages
13 images
8½ × 5¾ inches; 22 × 15 cm
ISBN 3865213146

Co-published with Steidl

When asked to organize an exhibition on a theme of his choice, Ray chose “moral and amoral space,” based on Alberto Giacometti’s description of one of his own works. This volume reproduces Giacometti’s Standing Woman (1948), an untitled box piece by Donald Judd, an ancient Greek kouros (615–590 BC), a sculpted piece of island marble from the Attica region of Greece, Mark di Suvero’s Hankchampion (1960), Jeff Wall’s A ventriloquist at a birthday party in October 1947 (1990), and a series of sculptures by the American folk artist Edgar Tolson titled The Fall of Man (1969).