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ETERNAL RETURN: ROBERT MORRIS’S RECENT WORK

FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, Robert Morris has been producing new work that is, in unexpected ways, explicitly derived from old work. So far, the new objects are fifteen in number. They have been produced by a craftsman, Josh Finn, from a variety of hardwoods: walnut, maple, oak, cherry, mahogany, ash, alder, birch, poplar, and European beech. The techniques of fabrication are often those of cabinetry. Each work was made to stand alone, but Morris thinks of the entire group as a “family” of related objects. Four of them are variants—almost exact replicas—of works in plywood or fir previously made by Morris himself during the early 1960s, and these bear the original titles (from 1961, 1963, and 1965, respectively): Box for Standing, 2012, Wheels, 2012, and Tracks, of which there are two versions, both 2013. (Never exhibited as a sculpture, Tracks was used by Morris as a working prop

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