The Impostor, 2007
Collage, 28 x 35,7 cm
Book page on cardboard
Edition of 71, signed & numbered by the artist
€ 300 (excl. VAT)
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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 (*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.