Larry Bell wearing a hat and looking to the side of the frame

Larry Bell

Light and space

“The space declared by these new sculptures becomes the work.”

For over six decades, Larry Bell has been fascinated with light. He works across many mediums – including furniture, installation and drawing. But above all, Bell is most celebrated for his iconic glass-cube sculptures. They have become a go-to for light art. He has influenced fellow sculptors like minimalist Donald Judd to light and space artist Peter Alexander from the 1960s. Bell’s unique proce...

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Larry Bell (he/him) was born in 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. He is based in Taos, New Mexico where he currently works. He also has a studio on Venice Beach, California.


Larry Bell is a hugely influential artist generally associated with the Minimalist movement. He’s famous for his work with glass, the material he loves best. It’s relatively cheap, and it has three key characteristics – it reflects, absorbs and transmits light at the same time.


In 1976 Larry Bell appeared on the cover of the iconic Beatles Album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. As it happens, music has always been a big part of his life. Born with severe hearing loss, he first listened to guitars through their vibrations.

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