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Tusk Benefit Auction

David Mach is best known for his dynamic and imaginative large-scale collages, sculptures and installations using diverse media including coat hangers, matches, magazines and car tyres.
"Dia de Muertos. That's the traditional way to say it. It's become Dia de los Muertos. We celebrate the dead on this day, …

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David Mach’s diverse practice includes everyday mass-produced objects repurposed to form cluttered collages, photographic montages of densely populated urban landscapes, figurative sculptures made of coat-hangers, and animal heads constructed with matchsticks—sometimes set on fire in performances. Mach’s work brings pop cultural imagery under the lens, suggesting social commentary but ultimately taking ambiguous positions on its subjects. His large-scale postcard collages aggregate smaller images to the service of a unified whole, often to witty or disturbing effect. In Maneater (2007), for example, an overtly sexual female nude is composed of hundreds of postcards of Hannibal Lecter, while Tour of Duty (2007) is a rippling American flag assembled from images of Pamela Anderson in her trademark Baywatch bathing suit.

Selected exhibitions
2018
PortraitOpera Gallery
2016
Grand Opening: Miami Design DistrictOpera Gallery
britARTniaOpera Gallery
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Rhino Eterno, 2018

Rhino: fibreglass rhino (fire retardant) with internal armature Finish: Acrylic and varnishes
57 9/10 × 74 4/5 × 23 3/5 in
147 × 190 × 60 cm
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Tusk Benefit Auction

David Mach is best known for his dynamic and imaginative large-scale collages, sculptures and …

Medium
Signature
Signed
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and Tusk.

David Mach’s diverse practice includes everyday mass-produced objects repurposed to form cluttered collages, photographic montages of densely populated urban landscapes, figurative sculptures made of coat-hangers, and animal heads constructed with matchsticks—sometimes set on fire in performances. Mach’s work brings pop cultural imagery under the lens, suggesting social commentary but ultimately taking ambiguous positions on its subjects. His large-scale postcard collages aggregate smaller images to the service of a unified whole, often to witty or disturbing effect. In Maneater (2007), for example, an overtly sexual female nude is composed of hundreds of postcards of Hannibal Lecter, while Tour of Duty (2007) is a rippling American flag assembled from images of Pamela Anderson in her trademark Baywatch bathing suit.

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