Alex Da Corte, ‘Vuitton Herald (with Arab Straps)’, 2014, Mixed Media, Digitally printed Hermes scarf on nylo, velvet ribbon, satin, velour, velvet, imitation Louis Vuitton satin, Mardi Gras necklace, plastic medieval dagger, cotton brush cleaners, rubber carrots, satin ribbon, acrylic rod, plexiglas, spray paint , thread and Calvin Klein's obsession, Brigade
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Alex Da Corte

Vuitton Herald (with Arab Straps), 2014

Digitally printed Hermes scarf on nylo, velvet ribbon, satin, velour, velvet, imitation Louis Vuitton satin, Mardi Gras necklace, plastic medieval dagger, cotton brush cleaners, rubber carrots, satin ribbon, acrylic rod, plexiglas, spray paint , thread and Calvin Klein's obsession
65 2/5 × 53 9/10 in
166 × 137 cm
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Copenhagen
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Alex Da Corte
American, b. 1980
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Working as an “anthropologist of the immediate past,” artist Alex Da Corte creates sculpture with the colorful artifacts of turn-of-the-21st-century consumer culture. Da Corte’s reworked everyday objects—both the generic and the branded—take on an otherworldly quality in his constructed environments, videos, and digitally collaged images, or as material, in the case of his shampoo paintings. “I don’t think of sculpture as static, as dead objects. I think of them as tracing an action,” the artist has said of his work. “Sculpture is the unraveling of a familiar object.” In Da Corte’s practice, such unraveling often involves bright colors and crisp advertising imagery, and cameos by pop-culture figures like an ersatz version of Eminem played by the artist himself.

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Alex Da Corte, ‘Vuitton Herald (with Arab Straps)’, 2014, Mixed Media, Digitally printed Hermes scarf on nylo, velvet ribbon, satin, velour, velvet, imitation Louis Vuitton satin, Mardi Gras necklace, plastic medieval dagger, cotton brush cleaners, rubber carrots, satin ribbon, acrylic rod, plexiglas, spray paint , thread and Calvin Klein's obsession, Brigade
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American, b. 1980
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Working as an “anthropologist of the immediate past,” artist Alex Da Corte creates sculpture with the colorful artifacts of turn-of-the-21st-century consumer culture. Da Corte’s reworked everyday objects—both the generic and the branded—take on an otherworldly quality in his constructed environments, videos, and digitally collaged images, or as material, in the case of his shampoo paintings. “I don’t think of sculpture as static, as dead objects. I think of them as tracing an action,” the artist has said of his work. “Sculpture is the unraveling of a familiar object.” In Da Corte’s practice, such unraveling often involves bright colors and crisp advertising imagery, and cameos by pop-culture figures like an ersatz version of Eminem played by the artist himself.

Alex Da Corte

Vuitton Herald (with Arab Straps), 2014

Digitally printed Hermes scarf on nylo, velvet ribbon, satin, velour, velvet, imitation Louis Vuitton satin, Mardi Gras necklace, plastic medieval dagger, cotton brush cleaners, rubber carrots, satin ribbon, acrylic rod, plexiglas, spray paint , thread and Calvin Klein's obsession
65 2/5 × 53 9/10 in
166 × 137 cm
.
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Location
Copenhagen
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