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Measurement: Plant (Palm)

Mel Bochner (American, b. 1940)

1969

Medium live plant and tape on wall Measurements H: 120 x W: 48 in. (304.8 x 121.92 cm) Credit Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery Fund Accession Number 1997.37 Location Gallery 13, Scaife Galleries

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Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith

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Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Title: Web Object Narrative; 1997.37; Bochner, Mel; Measurement: Plant (Palm), 1969
Pittsburgh native Mel Bochner was an early proponent of conceptual art, often creating works according to systematically predetermined processes and emphasizing art as procedure rather than object. Following his first conceptual works, which took the form of constructions based on permutations of geometric forms, Bochner created a series of “Measurement Pieces,” including this work. The Measurement Pieces, which exist only as a set of directions when not on display, are transposed directly onto the architectural features of the display space. Many works in the series refer only to the physical attributes of the gallery, marking out the dimensions of windows, walls, and doors with black tape and stick-on numbers. In this case, a 10-foot ruler is demarcated with tape on the wall, providing a gauge against which the height of a live palm tree may be assessed. The work has its humorous side, recalling "a police line up for botanical suspects."* * May 23, 2013 Roberta Smith
Date: 2015
Purpose: web object narrative
Author: Byers, Dan - CMOA

Artist Bio

Born in Pittsburgh in 1940, Mel Bochner studied under the artist Robert Lepper at Carnegie Mellon University, where he recevied his BFA in 1962 and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in 2005. His work has been featured in Pittsburgh on a number of occasions. In 1985, Carnegie-Mellon University Art Gallery presented Mel Bochner: 1973-1985, a significant survey exhibition organized by the gallery's director and curator, CMU professor Elaine King. From October 12, 2002 through January 12, 2003 Bochner was featured in the fiftieth installment of Carnegie Museum of Art's Forum series, Mel Bochner Photographs, 1966-1969, organized by the Harvard University Art Museums. Most recently, Bochner collaborated with landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to design the Kraus Campo, a new garden and sculpture project located on CMU's campus completed in 2004. In addition to those listed above, Bochner has been the subject of many solo exhibitions at venues including the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2002); the Drawing Center, New York (1998); the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva (1997), and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (1995). He has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions including at Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and the Tate Modern (both in 2005); the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2004); in the 2004 and 1977 Whitney Biennial Exhibitions, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (in 2003); the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (both in 1996).

From acquisition narrative, June 2007