Publisher: Kleve, Germany: Thomas Demand and En/Of, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Condition: New / New
Item #: 113363
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An original, Type-C Lambda print, "Bullion, 2003," signed in black ink by Demand, numbered 85/100 and dated on label applied verso. Paper size 11-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches (30 x 30 cm); Image size 11 x 11 inches (27.9 x 27.9 cm). This work is from the edition of 100 (plus 15 APs) published by En/Of and accompanied by a 12-inch 45rpm vinyl record by Pan American titled "Memorize" with four tracks (Side A: 01. Lights On Water; 02. Calle Tipica; Side B: 03. In Harbor; 04. Ray From Hawaii). The print and record are enclosed in a printed, hinged, double album sleeve. 12-1/4 x 12-3/8 inches.
Fine (the print is flawless).
Demand's meticulously reconstructed "images" from the real world, using only paper, cardboard and other ordinary materials, which are then photographed, are commentaries not only on the veracity of the photographic image, but on the nature of reality itself. The lavish "Bullion" is therefore not only a continuation of the broad theme of his constructed works, but a concise and insightful representation of a contemporary global economy, where the gold standard not only has disappeared, but "gold" (and riches themselves) are but commodities subject to market whims.