Collage, 28 x 35.7 cm
Edition of 71, unique copies
Signed and numbered, unframed
The works by American artist Tom Burr take on the minimalist vocabulary of the 60s and 70s in order to infect them with the ‘dirty facts’ of a lived life. In a detour through abstraction’s historical languages, Burr negotiates the suppressed psychopathologies of the everyday as a critique of recent art history’s ‘unworldly’ aesthetic sediments. For the exhibition Oh Girl, It’s a Boy! at Kunstverein München in 2007, Tom Burr created the edition The Imposter: a total of 71 signed originals that each consist of a different page from the American original edition of Jean Cocteau’s novel “Thomas, the Imposter” (1925).
Tom Burr (born 1963 in New Haven, Connecticut) lives and works in New York.
Solo Exhibitions (selection): Addict-Love, Sculpture Center, New York, 2008; Secession, Wien, 2007; Swiss Institute, New York (mit Walter Pfeiffer), 2007; Extrospective: Works 1994 – 2006, Tom Burr, Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, 2006; Deep Purple, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2000.