Fragment from self-portrait as a building, Mark Manders
Mark Manders
Fragment from self-portrait as a building
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Mark Manders

Fragment from self-portrait as a building, 1995


Dimensions
16.5 x 97 x 76 cm
Physical Description
Clay, cardboard, metal and string
Inventory Number
St.P955
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a gift from Dieter und Birgit Broska, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

Ever since 1986, Manders has been working on his ‘self-portrait as a building’, an investigation of his artistic alter-ego. By linking everyday objects with his own artefacts, he constructs unfathomably surreal installations and spaces with widely varying dimensions – self-portraits in the sense of an appropriation of the world as part of an individual mythology. Thus Fragment from self-portrait as a building is a part of his inexhaustible artistic self-image.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Fragment from self-portrait as a building (Original Title)
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Clay, cardboard, metal and string
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Mark Manders
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a gift from Dieter und Birgit Broska, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
Secondary
  • 49D47 cone ~ stereometry
  • 49D36 circle (~ planimetry, geometry)
Associative
  • 29 surrealia, surrealistic representations
  • 48C7341 drum (musical instrument)

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Last update

22.10.2020