Untitled (Furniture Sculpture), John M. Armleder
John M. Armleder
Untitled (Furniture Sculpture)
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John M. Armleder

Untitled (Furniture Sculpture), 1986


Dimensions
250.0 x 400.0 x max. 50.0 cm
Physical Description
Two chests of drawers, acrylic, enamel and canvas
Inventory Number
2255
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

‘Untitled (Furniture Sculpture)’ combines the readymade and geometrical abstraction, everyday banality and the autonomy of art. It brings together the two fundamental art movements of the twentieth century, exemplified by Marcel Duchamp and Kazimir Malevich. John M. Armleder’s painting moves from the canvas into the room and onto the chests of drawers. Where does the picture begin and reality end? However, the apparent effortlessness is misleading. Behind the playful juxtaposition of ‘high’ and ‘low’ lurks a critical questioning of our concept of art.

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Basic Information

Title
Untitled (Furniture Sculpture) (Original Title)
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Object Type
Physical Description
Two chests of drawers, acrylic, enamel and canvas
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Property and Acquisition

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Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© John M. Armleder
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V

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  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 41A73 furniture for storage

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24.11.2020