Peinture aux formes variables
Paint on canvas, white and green striped fabric, with alternate and vertical strips, each 8,7 cm wide ; white acrylic paint tracing a reserve with wavy countour on three sides, at the top, at the bottom, on the right
223.4 x 198 cm (87 15/16 x 77 15/16 in.)
He made a commonplace pattern of two-tone stripes on a piece of fabric an artistic motif. In 1965, he began to make this series of impersonal paintings where the only accidents are the chromatic variations and the tenuous covering of certain borders. They were a milestone in his quest for "zero degree painting".
This version of Peinture aux formes variables is in the Pinault Collection alongside two others from the same series. It was exhibited during the 2009 "Mapping the Studio" show at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.