Lot 425
  • 425

Danh Vo

180,000 - 250,000 USD
225,000 USD
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  • Danh Vo
  • Coca-Cola
  • gold leaf on cardboard


Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"Vo's interest in both the instrumentalization of economic lures for colonial purposes and the circulation of artworks as commodities is most clearly engaged in an ongoing series in which he collects discarded cardboard boxes and ships them to Bangkok to be gilded by artisans who more typically apply their craft to local temples or devotional objects. Every printed mark on the boxes, whether logos, taglines, or unit measurements, is rearticulated with shimmering gold leaf...sitting directly on the gallery floor, or splayed into two-dimensional wall pieces, these works might summon Warhol's branded boxes or Rauschenberg's Cardboards series."

Katherine Brinson in Exh. Cat., New York, Guggenheim Museum, Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away, p. XXXIV