In 2010, following his successful New Museum show, Urs Fischer was contacted by his New York dealer Gavin Brown, who said that a U.S. collector was desperate for a small work by the artist for his home. Fischer had nothing finished that would suit the rather small dimensions that the collector specified, so Brown suggested that the artist create a new work using his signature medium of rotting food. Fischer offered a single stick of butter on a saucer, titling the piece “Maria Schneider,” and stating that the slow melting of the butter would be an ironic commentary on the presumed permanence of the art object, as well as a tongue-and-cheek reference to Dalí’s melting clocks. The joke was on Brown, however, as Fischer actually made the work out of a shelf-stable margarine, so that it did not melt. By the time the hoax was uncovered, Brown had sold “Maria Schneider” for $17,000.
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MOST OF YOU NEVER CLICK MY LINKS, BUT THSI ONE IS WORTH IT… THIS GIRLS IS A PSYCHO!
The young Dutch designer Rachel de Joodewants to decipher in a curious way human existence. She lives and works in Berlin, city that knows how to welcome young talents and put them in contact, giving them the chance to grow collectively from their own art.
Her main occupation is photography, but her eye doesn’t stop in one singular frame. In fact, she is known in the world of design and fashion for her very unique Wallpapers.
Seen from far away they look like colorful wallpapers with optical ‘70s prints, but when looking carefully at the details, there are images repeated on pattern, which are revealed repetitions of models that pose for photo shoots in lively sets. A true original way to make immediately recognizable her singular art of image photo-collage and at the same time build her name in a brand of elegant design and niche.
pornucopia @ allegra la viola gallery
Lynda Benglis @ nu-mu