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 x 400 x max. 50 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 Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art, room 23

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‘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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07.06.2024