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Not Vital : ‘Portraits’ (Silver Boxes)

Arnold Schoenberg
2 silver boxes
13 x 13 x 9 cm
18 x 18 x 74 cm
2007

Constantin Brancusi
2 silver boxes
19 x 19 x 2 cm
18 x 18 x 76 cm
2007

Antonio Gaudi
2 silver boxes
25 x 25 x 6 cm
18 x 18 x 52 cm
2007

Bruce Nauman
2 silver boxes
6 x 6 x 12 cm
19 x 19 x 41 cm
2007

Audrey Hepburn
2 silver boxes
4 x 4 x 5 cm
19 x 19 x 29 cm
2007

Gore Vidal
2 silver boxes
3 x 3 x 10 cm
19 x 19 x 25 cm
2007

“Portraits” features 10 silver boxes of various heights and configurations – resembling buildings, tables, cigarette boxes. Each is inscribed with the name of a noted individual: Gore Vidal, Brancusi, Bruce Nauman, Dior, Montaigne, Schoenberg, Louis Armstrong, Audrey Hepburn, Kazuo Ohno and Gaudi. Their birthdates are written on the wall behind them, about 6 feet away. It’s a curious display. What might these selections indicate about the artist’s interests? Why use a memorial form when some of the subjects are living? According to gallery information, dimensions accord with the birthdates.

[Extract : Art in America, p. 165, 1 April 2008]

Not Vital : Sperone Westwater

Not Vital : Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

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