Artist: Robert Morris; Title: Roller Disco: Cenotaph for a Public Figure; Year: 1980; Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil; Edition: 180; Paper Size: 32 x 26 inches
Text: The individual's favorite possessions-- the golf clubs, the shoes, the tie pin, the Ferrari, the bowling ball, the art collection, etc. --are carefully sawed in halves. The edges of the cuts are filed or otherwise cleaned to reveal precise cross-sections of the objects which are embedded in a transparent plastic matrix. The objects are arranged so that the cross-sections face upward. The matirx forms a vast circular floor and a top layer of smooth, indestructible, transparent plastic is poured as a finish surface. A large building is erected over this floor, a building held up with a maze ofelaborate wooden trusses. No pole or column interrupts the floor. The appropriate decor and sound system are installed. A suitable name is found. A discrete advertising campaign is initiated. Only the highest quality roller skates are allowed on the floor.
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