Joseph KOSUTH, One and eight - a description Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1945

One and eight - a description 1965 Place made: New York, United States of America
Materials & Technique: sculptures, fluorescent tubes, electrical components Edition: one in an edition of three

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: 0.80 h x 375.50 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.390
Image rights: © Joseph Kosuth. Licensed by ARS & VISCOPY, Australia
  • the artist;
  • to Leo Castelli Inc., New York, June 1974;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, November 1977

One and eight — a description exists in a number of differently coloured variations. In addition to the pink version in the Gallery's collection there are variations in violet, yellow, white, red, blue and green. In each variation the appropriate colour is specified in the lettering. Each of these differently coloured variations exists in an edition of three.

Michael Lloyd & Michael Desmond European and American Paintings and Sculptures 1870-1970 in the Australian National Gallery 1992 p.353.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra