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Daniel Buren, ‘Photo-souvenir : L'Observatoire de la lumière, mai 2016, travail in situ, in Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, à partir du 11 mai 2016. © Daniel Buren/ADAGP, Paris. Détail. © Gehry Partners, LLP and Frank O.Gehry. ’, 2016
Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir : L'Observatoire de la lumière, mai 2016, travail in situ, in Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, à partir du 11 mai 2016. © Daniel Buren/ADAGP, Paris. Détail. © Gehry Partners, LLP and Frank O.Gehry., 2016

“Observatory of Light” is installed across the glass ‘sails’ of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the emblematic feature of the building.

The twelve ‘sails’, formed of 3,600 pieces of glass, are covered by a staggering array of coloured filters that are in turn punctuated, at equal distances from one another, by alternating white and blank stripes perpendicular to the ground. The thirteen selected colours make coloured forms appear and disappear, ever-changing with the time of day and the season. Through a play of colours, projections, reflections, transparencies and contrasts, both inside and outside, Daniel Buren shows this building in a new light.

Photo : Iwan Baan
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Daniel Buren, ‘Fibres optiques — Orange. Diptyque CC1+DD1’, 2014
Daniel Buren
Fibres optiques — Orange. Diptyque CC1+DD1, 2014
Fiber optic fabric, LED (white, orange), steel
2-part, each 217,5 x 217,5 cm
85¾ x 85¾ in

The work was exhibited for the first time 2018 at Daniel Buren's exhibition "Quand le textile s'eclaire: fibres optiques tissées. Travaux situés 2013–2014" at Kunstsammlung Chemnitz in Germany.
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Daniel Buren, ‘Photo-souvenir : Daniel Buren, Les Paravents, travail in situ, in "Going for a Walk in a Zigzag", EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, 2 mars - 17 juillet 2022. Détail. ©DB-ADAGP Paris - photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA Espoo’, 2022–2022
Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir : Daniel Buren, Les Paravents, travail in situ, in "Going for a Walk in a Zigzag", EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, 2 mars - 17 juillet 2022. Détail. ©DB-ADAGP Paris - photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA Espoo, 2022–2022

For his exhibition "Going for a Walk in a Zigzag" at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki, Daniel Buren has created the enormous new work "Les Paravents" consisting of countless folding screens, inviting visitors to take a walk through the zigzagging maze. In this site-specific piece, the screens embody Buren’s signature themes of impermanence and mutability.
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Daniel Buren, ‘Fibres optiques — Bleu foncé J2’, 2013
Daniel Buren
Fibres optiques — Bleu foncé J2, 2013
Fiber optic fabric, LED (white, dark blue), steel
217,5 x 217,5 cm
85¾ x 85¾ in
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Daniel Buren, ‘Photo-souvenir : Around the Corner, mars 2005, travail in situ, in “The Eye of the Storm”, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, États-Unis, 24 mars-8 juin 2005. © Daniel Buren/ADAGP, Paris. ’, 2005
Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir : Around the Corner, mars 2005, travail in situ, in “The Eye of the Storm”, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, États-Unis, 24 mars-8 juin 2005. © Daniel Buren/ADAGP, Paris., 2005

For his exhibition The Eye of the Storm: Works in situ by Daniel Buren, the artist has selected three areas of the Guggenheim Museum to display his work, creating different perspectives and new experiences, even for seasoned visitors.

Around the Corner (2000/05), Daniel Buren’s work for the museum’s central rotunda, exposes the powerful presence of the building’s architecture and the various ways it engages the art on exhibition. Buren has conceived an immense cube, part of which lies within the center of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed architecture. Although only two walls are actually built, the rest of the cube is implied to continue outside the museum’s boundaries.
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Daniel Buren, ‘Les visages colorés III A-rosé’, 2005
Daniel Buren
Les visages colorés III A-rosé, 2005
White vinyl on mirror
210 x 200,1 cm
82¾ x 78¾ in
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Daniel Buren, ‘Cadre Fragmenté C’, 1991
Daniel Buren
Cadre Fragmenté C, 1991
Vinyl on acrylic glass, 8-part
Suitable for a wall height of 3-4 meters / 118 - 150 in
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Daniel Buren, ‘Cadre Fragmenté C (detail)’, 1991
Daniel Buren
Cadre Fragmenté C (detail), 1991
Vinyl on acrylic glass, 8-part
Suitable for a wall height of 3-4 meters
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Daniel Buren, ‘Photo-souvenir : Daniel Buren, [Sans titre], travail in situ, in "Going for a Walk in a Zigzag", EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, 2 mars - 17 juillet 2022. Détail. ©DB-ADAGP Paris - photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA Espoo’, 2022
Daniel Buren
Photo-souvenir : Daniel Buren, [Sans titre], travail in situ, in "Going for a Walk in a Zigzag", EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, 2 mars - 17 juillet 2022. Détail. ©DB-ADAGP Paris - photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA Espoo, 2022

Daniel Buren's exhibition "Going for a Walk in a Zigzag" at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki in 2022 also spills outside the walls of the museum with a line-up of open-air events and interventions. A week before the opening, Buren’s signature vertical stripes enlivened Helsinki’s and Espoo’s winter landscape on over 300 JCDecaux billboards across the two cities.
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Daniel Buren, ‘Westwind - travail situé’, 2010
Daniel Buren
Westwind - travail situé, 2010
Fabric, steel, fans, clips (fabric with blue and white stripes)
6-part, each 200 x 43,5 cm
78¾ x 17¼ in

Daniel Buren's work Westwind consists, in this version, of six narrow long flags, woven with the famous 8.5cm wide white stripes that make the French artist's work unmistakable and with which he revolutionized painting in the late 1960s. Moved by fans, they flutter gently in the wind.

As this is a travail situé the work is available with one to up to twenty flags. This image shows the version with six fans.
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Daniel Buren, ‘Westwind - Travaux situés’, 2010
Daniel Buren
Westwind - Travaux situés, 2010
23 flags, steel, ventilator
each 45 (h) x 45 x 200 cm
17¾ (h) x 17¾ x 78¾ in

The work Westwind - Travaux situés at the Buchmann Galerie was especially created for the gallery space. 23 flags hanging from the ceiling form an even grid. Ventilators blow air from the west, keeping the flags in continuous motion. The fleeting breeze creates their form.
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Photo-Souvenir: Daniel Buren, Les Deux Plateaux, Sculpture Permanente in Situ, Cour d'Honneur du Palais Royal, Paris. Detail.
Daniel Buren
Photo-Souvenir: Daniel Buren, Les Deux Plateaux, Sculpture Permanente in Situ, Cour d'Honneur du Palais Royal, Paris. Detail. @DP-ADAGP PAR, 1985–1986
260 black and white striped octagonal columns

Les Deux Plateaux is located in the inner courtyard (Cour d'Honneur) of the Palais Royal in Paris, France.

As described by Andrew Ayers, "Buren's work takes the form of a conceptual grid imposed on the courtyard, whose intersections are marked by candy-striped black-and-white columns of different heights poking up from the courtyard's floor like sticks of seaside rock. ... In one sense the installation can be read as an exploration of the perception and intellectual projection of space."
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Daniel Buren, ‘Peintures 1966 - 1969, Travaux Situés 2016’, Installationsansicht, Buchmann Box
Daniel Buren
Peintures 1966 - 1969, Travaux Situés 2016
Installationsansicht
Buchmann Box
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Daniel Buren, ‘Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissu rayé blanc et rouge’, 1969
Daniel Buren
Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissu rayé blanc et rouge, 1969
Acrylic on awning fabric
210 x 205 cm
82¾ x 80¾ in
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Daniel Buren, ‘Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissu rayé blanc et noir’, 1966
Daniel Buren
Peinture acrylique blanche sur tissu rayé blanc et noir, 1966
Acrylic on awning fabric
224 x 200 cm
88 x 78¾ in
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Daniel Buren, ‘voir se voir savoir’, Installationsansicht, Buchmann Galerie, 2005
Daniel Buren
voir se voir savoir, 2005
Installationsansicht
Buchmann Galerie
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Daniel Buren, ‘Cadre fragmenté A - 8 éléments, travail situé’, 1991
Daniel Buren
Cadre fragmenté A - 8 éléments, travail situé, 1991
Vinyl on perspex, paint
Dimensions variable
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Daniel Buren, ‘Travail situé: 1 groupe de 5 éléments ’, 1991
Daniel Buren
Travail situé: 1 groupe de 5 éléments, 1991
Vinyl on perspex on grey wall
5-part, each 130,5 x 130,5 cm51½ x 51½ in
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Daniel Buren, ‘Sans titre’, 1991
Daniel Buren
Sans titre, 1991
White vinyl, transparent perspex on white wall
200,1 x 200,1 cm
78¾ x 78¾ in
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Daniel Buren, ‘La Cabane Éclatée V2-49’, 2000
Daniel Buren
La Cabane Éclatée V2-49, 2000
Wood, fabric
362 (h) x 362 x 362 cm
142½ (h) x 142½ x 142½ in