White cube gallery

cube gallery is a gallery style that is square or rectangular shape, has unadorned walls and a light source usually in the ceiling.

It typically has hardwood or polished concrete floors.

In the early twentieth century became more abstract and groups such as the Bauhaus and de Stijl demanded their works were displayed on walls; to them the background was integral to the picture, it was the frame.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler's 1883 show at 's Fine  has been cited as perhaps the first “ cube” show, the artworks being framed in and hung against a felt background.

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