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Art World Pays Tribute to Robert Morris, the “Robespierre of Minimalism”


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While introducing Robert Morris at the Dia Art Foundation dinner Sunday night in the master’s honor, the artist Wade Guyton recalled a time when Morris responded to criticism of his early work with a cut-felt piece that seemed to be saying to his detractors, “You want style? I’ll give you f–king style.” The crowd, which included artists Fred Wilson and Nate Lohman and designers Wes Gordon and Monique Péan, laughed knowingly, in on the joke about an artist who had once been described as the “Robespierre of Minimalism.”

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Wes Gordon, Zani Gugelmann, Paul Arnhold

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Jessica Joffe

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Fred Wilson

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Jessica Morgan

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Monique Pean, Stephen Glass

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Diana Picasso, Urs Fischer

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Nate Lohman, Rachel Chandler

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Thelma Golden, Nathalie de Gunzburg

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Erin Falls, Rafael de Cárdenas

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Keith Sonnier, Vito Schnabel

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Robert Morris, Wade Guyton, Dorothy Lichtenstein

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Stefano Tonchi

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Skarlet Smatana, George Economou

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Ricardo Scofidio, Elizabeth Diller