Published editions and the preserved collection of the John Gibson Gallery, 1967-2001
1998: BEN VAUTIER LIMITED EDITION
Take Your Time, 1998 Text written with white acrylic paint on black museum board with clock Board: 16 x 20 inches. Clock: 9 ½ x 2 ¾ inches. Edition of 30
Ben Vautier works with idiosyncrasies of meaning as his
materials. His limited edition work includes two elements: a sign and a clock.
The clock does what all clocks do, it moves forward, each tick and tock a
measure of value. The sign states unequivocally TAKE YOUR TIME, but what does
that mean? To take one’s time is to ignore the necessity of workmanlike effort,
to exist at an acceptable degree of motion. But he may also mean, Choose your time. Make your mark.