Michael Asher | the artist
Born 1943, Los Angeles, USA.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, .
Died Oct 14 2012, , .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Bucksbaum Award 2010.
Asher’s work takes the form of “subtle yet deliberate interventions additions, subtractions or alterations in particular environments.” His work in the late 1960s and early 1970s consisted of dividing up gallery spaces using partition walls and curtains, and designing environments that reflected or absorbed sound. In the 1970s he began to remove elements from spaces, for example sandblasting away layers of paint or removing the partition walls separating an exhibition space from the gallery office. In 1979 he started to reposition objects in museum collections…wikipedia