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VoCA Talk: De Wain Valentine

Photo of a large dark gray reflective and transparent triangular column, on a white plinth. A woman stands in front.

DeWain Valentine, "Gray Column," 1975–76, Polyester resin. 140 x 87 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. © De Wain Valentine

On July 11, 2013, VoCA collaborated with the Guggenheim Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute for a film screening of “From Start to Finish: The Story of Gray Column,” a 30-minute documentary that recounts the remarkable story behind the making of De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column. Following the film, Tom Learner, Head of Modern and Contemporary Art Research, Getty Conservation Institute, spoke with De Wain Valentine about the creation of this monumental work of art and his thoughts on approaches to its conservation. In 2013, at the time of this program, VoCA functioned under its original name, INCCA-NA.

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VoCA Talk: De Wain Valentine

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