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Liliane Lijn

Liliane Lijn was born in New York in 1939, educated in Europe and has lived in London since 1966. She is a leading pioneer and exponent of kinetic art who in her work has experimented with light, movement, words, film, liquids and industrial materials. Lijn has exhibited internationally and had a major retrospective exhibition in 2005 at the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick Arts Centre. In 2006, Lijn had a solo show at England & Co: Liliane Lijn: Selected Works 1959-1980 and was featured in the gallery's 2010 group exhibition Beneath the Radar in 1970s London and in Wandering Lines ii in 2012. An England & Co publication to accompany Lijn's exhibition was designed in homage to the newsbulletins produced by Signals gallery in London in the 1960s, and copies are available for sale from the gallery.

Lijn was recently short-listed for her design for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

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Sculpture



Liquid Koan - Details


Liquid Koan 2003

Translucent resins
Height 12 inches, base diameter 4.75 inches, top diameter 0.4 inches

  Published in an edition of 30 by the Multiple Store

Anti-Gravity Koan - Details


Anti-Gravity Koan 2005

Fibreglass and Perspex cone
30 x 19 (diameter) inches on a motorised turntable
SOLD

  Photographed at England & Co 2006

Waveguide - Details


Waveguide Counterpoint in 15 Parts (detail) c 1977

15 aluminium tubes wound with .006-inch copper wire, rotating
at 3 rpm; supporting structure steel and reject 'waveguide' parts
Overall 131 x 34.5 x 16 inches

  Installation at England & Co 2006

See-Thru Koans - Details


See-Thru Koans c 1969-75

Front cone shown in detail: Fibreglass and Perspex (1972)
24.5 inches x 16 diameter on a motorised turntable

  Exhibited England & Co 2006

Koancuts - Details


Koancuts c 1972

Perspex and stainless steel wire
13 x 8 x 1.5 inches
SOLD

Liquid Reflections - Details


Liquid Reflections 1968

41-inch diameter Perspex drum containing water and liquid paraffin;
15-inch diameter motorised turntable; 4.5-inch and 4-inch diameter acrylic balls; 16-inch high, 12v 35w spotlight


  Installation at England & Co 2006


Liquid Reflections - Details


Liquid Reflections Multiple 1968

18-inch diameter Perspex drum containing water and liquid paraffin with acrylic balls on a motorised turntable and 12v 35w spotlight

SOLD

  Installation at London Art Fair 2008

Poemcone E=mc2 - Details


Poemcone E=mc2 1968

Letraset on Perspex cone 15 inches high x 10 inches diameter
Poem collaboration: Liliane Lijn and Nazli Nour


  Exhibited England & Co 2006

Poemcones - Details


Poemcones 1965-68

From left: Protons Are Positive (1968), Act As Atom (1966), E=mc2 (1968) and ABC Cone (1965)


  Installation at England & Co 2006

La Madeleine - Details


La Madeleine (Poem Machine) 1964/2004

Collage postcards of Eglise de la Madeleine and La Bourse
on Bakelite cylinder, and discs, brass rods, 30rpm motor
6.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 inches

  Exhibited England & Co 2006

Beyond Images - Details


Beyond Images (Poem Machine) 1963-64

Letraset on painted wood cylinder, roller-bearings, wood shaft, wood base. 10 x 3 inches diameter without base; 11 x 9 x 6.5 inches with base (made in 1993). Nine words selected by the artist from a nine-page poem by George Andrews

SOLD

  Exhibited England & Co 2006

Young Universe - Details


Young Universe (Poem Machine) c 1962

Letraset on painted metal drum, painted wood case, motor
16 x 19.5 x 11 inches

  Exhibited England & Co 2006

Echo-Lights - Details


Echo-Lights 1962-63

Polymer lenses on painted Perspex block 15.75 x 23.5 x 2.75 inches
Projector with motorised turning lens in metal box, wood base
9 x 5.5 x 6.5 inches


  Installation at England & Co 2006