De Wain Valentine

Works from 1967 to present


New York

  • , Circle Blue Green, 1972, casted in 2019
    Cast polyester resin
    75 3/4 x 75 3/4 x 6 in
    192,4 192,4 x 15,2 cm
  • , Amber to Gold Circle, 1971
    Cast Polyester Resin
    17 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 1 5/8 in
    44,5 x 44,5 x 4 cm
  • , Concave Circle Pale Rose, 1968, casted in 2017
    Cast polyester resin
    9 x 23 5/8 x 23 5/8 in
    22,9 x 60 x 60 cm
  • , Circle Smoke Gray, 1970
    Cast polyester resin
    34 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 2 3/8 in
    87,6 x 87,6 x 6 cm
  • , Circle Sepia to Violet, 1969, casted in 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    17 3/8 x 1 3/16 in
    44,1 x 3 cm
  • , Double Disk (blue with red edge), 1966, painted in 2019
    Fiberglass
    66 x 54 x 66 in
    167,6 x 137,2 x 167,6 cm
  • , Portal Rose, 1969, casted in 2014
    Cast polyester resin
    24 7/8 x 16 7/8 x 3 5/8 in
    63,2 x 42,9 x 9,2 cm
  • , Two Triangular Columns, 1968
    Cast polyester resin
    17 x 19 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches
    43,2 x 50,2 x 13,7 cm
  • , Column Coral, 1972
    Cast polyester resin
    22 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in
    57,8 x 12,1 x 12,1 cm
  • , Triangle Gray, 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    12 13/16 x 6 1/2 x 2 5/16 in
    32,5 x 16,5 x 5,9 cm
  • , Vertical Skyline, 2010
    Acrylic on acrylic construction
    72 x 48 in
    182,9 x 121,9 cm
  • , Purple Illuminated Skyline, 1997
    Acrylic on canvas with acrylic polymer resin
    48 x 72 in
    121,9 x 182,9 cm

Press release

Almine Rech is about to inaugurate the first exhibition of De Wain Valentine’s work presented on its New York premises. The exhibition will be on view from April 30 to June 8, 2019.

Valentine incarnates a key moment in the development of the Los Angeles art scene in the 1960s and 1970s (in parallel, and somewhat in opposition to New York-based Minimalism). His work caught immediate attention through a fresh vernacular artistic vocabulary that encapsulated the essence of L.A. life. Valentine’s work stems from an unexpected alliance between his extraordinary technical and engineering virtuosity, and his rich and sensual perceptual experience. His sculptural and pictorial career has, for the past six decades, been spanning a colossal, yet, intimate project, and reflects Valentine’s abiding “love affair with the L.A. ocean and sky.”

1Learner, Tom, et al. From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentines Gray Column. Getty Conservation Institute, 2011.
2Interview with Tom Learner, National Gallery of Art, July 16, 2013


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