The bands are 8.7 cm wide, alternating between white and colored, and are placed over internal and external surfaces: walls, fences, display windows, etc. . . . I record that this is my work for the last four years, without any evolution or way out.
— Daniel Buren, 1970
Daniel Buren is widely considered one of the most important artists of the postwar generation. He is best recognized for his use of alternating stripes as a “visual tool” that transforms the context and perception of one’s environment. His iconic and constant stripes, exactly 8.7 cm (approximately 3.5 inches) in width continue to be at the core of his practice today. In Made in USA – Nickel, Buren alternates a constant white stripe made of enamel plated aluminum with one of exposed nickel, resulting in a beautiful example of his iconic stripes where the unpainted bands show a soft, mirrored reflection of the surrounding space. Daniel Buren has been the subject of retrospectives at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. His work is included in prestigious private and public collections worldwide, and locally his work is included in the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection at AT&T Stadium and the Dallas Museum of Art. Buren has exhibited in the Venice Biennale more than 10 times and was awarded the Golden Lion for his French Pavilion in 1986. In 2007, he received the Praemium Imperiale for Painting from Japan.