|Agnes Martin Print|
|Eric Packer's Grid|
|Richard Serra: Tilted Arc from minimalissimo.com|
Minimalist sculpture is a critique of commodification, with its outwardly simplified visual schemas which seem to diminish the uniqueness of these objects. Their artistic value can be difficult to extract. In this sense, Minimalism reflects many of the social and political issues addressed by the American counterculture.
The critique continues and of course all this folds in with DeLillo's Cosmopolis in a seamless fashion. An Agnes Martin grid resonates with a Foucauldian grid of power/knowledge/capital and this grid was exactly what got Tilted Arc removed from its site after an almost 10 year court battle. NOt to mention the GRID of traffic Eric Packer is moving in quarter inches all day.