Larry Bell



Throughout his career Larry Bell has made investigations into the properties of light on surface. Often associated with the Light and Space movement, Bell’s work exists at the subtlest thresholds of perception, where the process of seeing becomes the primary experience.

Larry Bell moved to Taos, NM in 1973, where he and photographer Gus Foster purchased a large, neglected building that had formerly been the only commercial laundry in New Mexico. Bell renovated the facility to house the ‘Tank’, the 14-ton vacuum deposition chamber used to create his iconic Cubes and iridescent paintings.

Larry Bell was born in 1939 and lives and works between Venice Beach, CA and Taos, New Mexico.

Schools of Study

Chouinard Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Partial List of Collections

Museum of Modern Art, NY
The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Selected Awards

Guggenheim Fellow 1970
National Endowment for the Arts 1975
New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence and Achievement in the Arts 1990

Selected Exhibitions

Tate Britain, London 1970
Hayward Gallery, London 1971
Musem of Modern Art, NY 1979
Fort Worth Art Museum, Dallas, TX (1975, 1977)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA 1986
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 1995
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY 2007
Carré d’Art Musée d’art Contemporain de Nîmes, France 2011
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA 2011
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX 2014
The Whitney Biennial, NY 2017

Larry Bell at 203 Fine Art

Please follow the link below to view the online catalogue for the 2019 exhibition LA to Taos, organized by 203 Fine Art.

LA to Taos | Exhibition Catalogue on ISSUU

Selected Works in Our Inventory