Doug and Mike Starn – The No Mind Not Thinks No Things
Art Plural Gallery
Property of a Corporate Collection, New York
Each 42 x 30 in. (106.7 x 76.2 cm) Overall 50 x 100 in. (127 x 254 cm)
Signature: Signed, dated, numbered 1/5 in ink on the reverse of the frame; printed title, date and number on an artists' label affixed to the reverse of the frame.
Acquired directly from the artists
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