Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

Lawrence Weschler
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Chapter 19 Summary and Analysis

Three years after the Whitney opening, Irwin is busy with multiple proposals for projects for cities and universities involving massive, permanent on-site installations - the most ambitious undertakings of his career. Although he could have well disappeared after Whitney, he realizes that the world is not, nor will it ever be, truly enlightened and that one, out of societal necessity, is always drawn back to it.

Irwin submits proposals on a commemorative sculpture along the Ohio River waterfront; Fort Worth's Trinity Park; a slope at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid; a ten-square-block section of downtown Los Angeles; and, an area adjacent to Lake Waban at Wellesely College as well as large-scale projects in San Francisco and New Orleans.

Irwin is no longer concerned with the art world context. He uses any materials and methods necessary for the project. It does...

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