ELMGREEN & DRAGSET | Statue of Liberty Framed | 2019
ELMGREEN & DRAGSET | Statue of Liberty Framed | 2019
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ELMGREEN & DRAGSET | Statue of Liberty Framed | 2019

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 Artist

Elmgreen & Dragset

Artwork

Statue of Liberty Framed

Date of Work

2019

Dimensions

80.2 x 59.2 x 5 cm |  80.2 x 59.2 x 5 cm (Framed)

Material

Fine Art Print on William Turner 190 g, mounted on Kapa Graph 5 mm, cut to size

Edition

30 + 3AP | Hand-signed by the Artist and numbered.

 
About Artist

Michael Elmgreen (b. 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark) and Ingar Dragset (b. 1969 in Trondheim, Norway) work together as an artist duo since 1995, live and work in Berlin, Germany. Elmgreen & Dragset work at the crossroads of art and architecture, performance, and installation. Focusing on recontextualizing objects and their settings, Elmgreen & Dragset push against the normal modes for the display of art. Whether through sculptures or total environments, their work draws attention to the institutions that host them and their attendant politics. Elmgreen & Dragset’s outdoor public sculptures recontextualize their surroundings, as seen in well-known projects like Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Plaza in New York or Prada Marfa, located along Highway 90 in the middle of the Texan desert.

Elmgreen & Dragset’s work has been exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Modern, Galerie Perrotin, König Galerie, and Victoria Miro Gallery amongst many others. In 2009, they have curated the Danish and Nordic Pavilions for the 53rd Venice Biennale, and in 2017, they joined the 15th Istanbul Biennial as curators.

About Artwork

Every October Germany commemorates its reunification. This year marks thirty tumultuous years since the fall of the wall that carved through Berlin and the lives of its residents. To acknowledge this oc- casion, Elmgeen & Dragset have produced Statue of Liberty Framed (2019), after their recent sculpture Statue of Liberty (2018), now per- manently installed in Berlin at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart. Standing over three meters high, the Statue of Liberty consists of an ATM machine affixed to an original and rare un-graffitied section of the Berlin wall. Inviting meditation on the transformation and gentrification of this recondite European capital, the work staunchly recalls the East-West division of Germany during the Cold War and the sense of possibility that coursed the city’s streets following the fall of Communism. Proffering warning too, against the sellout of history and the realities of hurtling into unadulterated capitalism, the work and its edition are emblematic of a city exonerating its scars through civic development. As a fine art print, the physicality of the wall is accen- tuated as it projects forward 3-dimensionally from its mount towards the viewer. Paradoxical, weighted and mildly absurd, Statue of Liberty Framed (2019), presents Elmgreen & Dragset’s characteristic unpacking of complex and pertinent issues, here connected deeply to the city they call home. (Signature Label on the back)

Each print is signed and numbered by the artist.
This print is only available framed.