Barry X Ball, habitually covered in our culture section, has managed to become a modernly celebrated artist whilst eschewing the zeitgeist of pop-art fascination, and deservedly so.
The prolific artist and sculpture Barry X Ball, a recurrent figure of our art reportage, has announced The End of History, a retrospective of Ball’s work from 1982 to today.
Last week we again visited the studio of the artist Barry X Ball, whose engrossing, unsettling sculptures are at the top of our art list. See our photo essay below and read our extensive profile on the artist.
Bookshelves line the walls of the American sculptor Barry X Ball’s compact office and, while walking me through the blueprints depicting his new Greenpoint, Brooklyn production facility and studio, he directed my gaze up to some palm-sized sculptures resting on them.
“So,” began the New York sculptor Barry X Ball who was kind enough to allow us a visit to his Brooklyn studio some months back, “we bought a 200 foot by 100 foot piece of land.” And, while I couldn’t have imaged it at the time, this was a highly appropriate beginning to telling his story. It was a story that began at the end: the land in question was purchased in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to house Ball’s new studio and production facility.