Tuileries Gardens will have a ball
Large bronze sculpture by James Lee Byars heads to Paris
By Gareth Harris. From Frieze daily edition
Published online: 18 October 2013
A large bronze ball by the late US artist James Lee Byars is due to be placed in the heart of Paris for the Fiac Modern and contemporary art fair (24-27 October), which opens in the French capital next week. His performance piece Four in a Dress, 1967 ($400,000), is at Michael Werner Gallery at Frieze London (FL, G7).
The 3m-wide sphere destined for the Tuileries Gardens was originally commissioned for the palace of Charles V at the Alhambra in Granada, and was eventually sited at the palace of Córdova in the southern Spanish city. The temporary placement of a newer version of Untitled, 1992/2010, in bronze, has been approved by the Louvre. The work is due to remain on view until late January.
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