Tag Archives: plaster

Maria Bartuszová

Maria Bartuszova Folded Figure, c. 1965

Maria Bartuszová, ‘Folded figure’ (c. 1965)

Hannah Lees

Hannah Lees - Tablet XI (2014)

Hannah Lees, ‘Tablet XI’ (2014)

Phyllida Barlow

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Phyllida Barlow, ‘Object for the television’ (1994)

Kurt Schwitters

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Egg, Half Moon, Birchwood, Opening Blossom, and Flint Pebble by Kurt Schwitters (1937-47)

Maarten Vanden Eynde


‘Preservation of Ikea tea-cup’ (2005) by Maarten Vanden Eynde

When the Ikea catalogue became the most printed book in human history (beating the bible for the first time ever), Vanden Eynde decided to give history a hand and preserve an Ikea tea-cup. Climbed over the fence of Il Foro Romanum, the old city center of Rome, he buried a tea-cup under the observation of a visiting crowd of shocked tourists. The cup is still there, to be discovered by future archaeologists.


‘Genetologic Research Nr. 22: 60937 Ikea-era, 2005 A.D. Rome, Italy’ (2005) by Maarten Vanden Eynde

A new Ikea tea-cup and plate were broken and afterwards restored with restoration paste. It was made in the same week as the intervention work Preservation of Ikea tea-cup.

Gerhard Richter


Gerhard Richter, ‘Two Sculptures for a Room by Palermo’ (1971)

Two plaster heads, painted with gray oil paint, one a self-portrait of Richter, the other a portrait of the German artist Blinky Palermo. The heads face each other across the room, with eyes closed as if each artist is actually looking inward.

Geoffrey Farmer

Geoffrey Farmer, ‘Lost Dogs and Half-Eaten Apples’ (2011)

Michael DeLucia

Michael DeLucia, ‘Corner’ (2008)

Alex Hubbard @ Whitney Biennial


The other highlight for me was the video ‘Annotated Plans for an Evacuation ‘ (2009) by Alex Hubbard.

In the video, Hubbard continuously alters the look of an old, used Ford Tempo. He does this with styrofoam, plaster and spraypaint in a way that makes it seem like he has a very clear plan for the make-over. However, over the course of the video, the purpose for his alterations becomes increasingly unclear, while their pointlessness becomes ever more clear.

The video, as installed at the Whitney.

George Dubinsky

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‘Broken Arm Chair’ by George Dubinsky