Doug & Mike Starn, ‘Big Bambu, BBMet 03.15.2010 K441f’, 2010-2011, Alpha 137 Gallery
Doug & Mike Starn, ‘Big Bambu, BBMet 03.15.2010 K441f’, 2010-2011, Alpha 137 Gallery
Doug & Mike Starn, ‘Big Bambu, BBMet 03.15.2010 K441f’, 2010-2011, Alpha 137 Gallery

Signed and numbered verso (back) from the limited edition of only 40. This archival inkjet print depicts the Starn brothers’ most seminal work, Big Bambú. erected in 2010 on the roof of the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York City, for The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, opening to the public on April 27. Big Bambú: You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop, was a monumental bamboo structure ultimately measuring 100 feet long by 50 feet wide by 50 feet high in the form of a cresting wave that will bridge realms of sculpture, architecture, and performance. Visitors witnessed the creation and evolving incarnations of Big Bambú as it was constructed throughout the spring, summer, and fall of 2010 by the artists and a team of rock climbers. Set against Central Park and its urban backdrop, the installation Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú suggested the complexity and energy of an ever-changing living organism.

This work was originally sold for the benefit of the AIDS charity ACRIA.

Signature: Signed and numbered from the limited edition of 40.

Acquired directly from ACRIA.

About Doug & Mike Starn

Twins and collaborators, Doug and Mike Starn have a diverse conceptual practice that freely mixes photography, printmaking, sculpture, and architectural installation. Famous for their ongoing “Big Bambú” series (2008–)—a massive, performative installation made from lashed together bamboo—they have intervened both on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the 54th Venice Biennale. The brothers have also taken bamboo fragments from their installation and re-imagined them as freestanding sculpture. Their conceptual photography practice incorporates a variety of deconstructive techniques such as décollage, appropriation and reinterpretation of art historical work, and novel framing devices.

American , b. 1961, based in Beacon, New York