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Robert Barry

American, Born 1938

Born in New York, Barry received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Hunter College. His first solo exhibition was in 1964 at the Westerly Gallery in New York. That same year Barry was included in Eight Young Artists at the Hudson River Museum and in 1966, in the Systemic Painting exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Considered one of the founders of Conceptual art, Barry was included—along with Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, and Lawrence Weiner—in both the 1969 “January” show organized by Seth Siegelaub and the first museum exhibition of this work, Information, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1970. Based on exhibition history, Conceptual art has been more readily accepted internationally and it is perhaps for this reason that Barry has exhibited primarily in Europe and England.

Delaware Art Museum, January 2010
All works by Robert Barry
To Have It About You: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

I-80 Series: Robert Barry. Omaha, NE: Joslyn Art Museum, 1980.

4 x 7 selections from the Vogel collection. Wayne, NJ: Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, Department of Art, William Paterson College, 1981.

Alberro, Alexander and Patricia Norvell. "Robert Barry May 30, 1969" in Recording Conceptual Art. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2001, p. 86-100.

Alloway, Lawrence. "Background to Systemic." ARTnews (October 1966), p. 30-33.

Avgikos, Jan. "Robert Barry." Artforum (November 1991), p. 129-130.

Cotter, Holland. "Robert Barry." Arts Magazine (May 1989), p. 86.

Johnson, Ken. "Robert Barry." Art in America (December 1991), p. 109.

Krauss, Rosalind. "Sense and Sensibility: Reflection on Post '60s Sculpture." Artforum (November 1973), p. 43-53.

Leffingwell, Edward. "Robert Barry at Holly Solomon." Art in America (March 2000), p. 129.

Morgan, Robert C. "The Situation of Conceptual Art." Arts Magazine (February 1989), p. 40-47.

Morgan, Robert C. "Word, Document, Installation." Arts Magazine (May 1991), p. 65-69.

Renton, Andrew. "Robert Barry: Word Project." Flash Art (May/June 1991), p. 122-125.

"Robert Barry." Artforum (May 1975), p. 76.

Robert Barry: Some places to which we can come: works 1963 to 1975. Bielefeld: Kerber, 2003.

Rowlands, Penelope. "Robert Barry." ARTnews (Summer 1994), p. 189.

Slyce, John. "The Playmaker." Art Monthly (June 2009), p. 1-6.

Stimson, Paul. "Between the Signs." Art in America (October 1979), p. 80-81.

Turvey, Lisa. "Robert Barry." Artforum (May 2009), p. 232.