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Danh Vô
B. 1975
NUMBER (7)
gold leaf on unfolded cardboard box
160 by 78 cm. 63 by 33 1/4 in.
Executed in 2011.
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Provenance

Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2011

Catalogue Note

“Danh Vô’s cardboard shipping boxes start in the recycling piles, after a product has completed its economic arc. Collected and flattened, they are sent to Thailand where gold leaf is applied… They return reborn and revalued by their surface rather than their contents. The gold is a visa signaling a new mobility, and an empty container previously filled with Evian or Budweiser, for instance, gets recharged” (Joseph Simon cited in: Exh. Cat., Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Danh Vô: Go Mo Ni Ma Da, 2013, p. 83).

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