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Rosemarie Trockel

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Rosemarie Trockel, ’56 Brushstrokes’ (1990)

The ’56 Brushstrokes’ are the product of a Painting Machine designed by Rosemarie Trockel. Seven rows of eight brushes are attached to shafts oufitted with steel rollers, which are drawn along a track approximately two meters long by a spool driven by an electric motor. The brushes are manufactured by Da Vinci, the painter’s brush factory in Nürnberg, with the hair of real artists. As they are pulled along, the brushes are first dipped in watercolors and then drawn over Japanese paper, so that they leave behind eight different brush strokes running in multiple broken “autograph marks” parallel to one another.

Maurice Bogaert


‘On-going going-on’ (2005) by Maurice Bogaert.

Maurice Bogaert tattooed his parents autographs on his feet. On the left foot his mothers and on the right foot his fathers.

Song-Ming Ang

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Song-Ming Ang, ‘Justin’ (2012)

The work Justin (2012) includes paper sheets with Song-Ming’s “practice versions” of Justin Bieber’s signature, made over a three-month period, and a final perfected autograph on a Bieber poster.