James Lee Byars

27 Jun 2019 – 31 Jul 2019

Event times

Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM – 6PM.

Cost of entry

free admission

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Michael Werner Gallery, New York is pleased to present an exhibition of works by James Lee Byars, concurrently on view this summer with the exhibition James Lee Byars: Works 1974-1994 at Michael Werner Gallery in London.


"Works of the highest grade have beauty in all parts, from the essential to the superfluous, and are therefore perfectly beautiful. Beauty in itself is nothing other than the perfection of every concept, for which reason the most perfect things, invisible as well as visible, are called beautiful. This should guide us in looking at the works of the ancients: their beauty does not always consist of the same part, but lies in the fact that that part which the idea has chosen has been represented most beautifully.”

--from Reflections Upon Beauty and Taste in Painting (1762) by Anton Raphael Mengs, as selected by James Lee Byars in the 1986 catalogue The Philosophical Palace

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