Elmgreen & Dragset, ‘Code Cracking’, 2003, Sotheby's

Neither Appearance Nor Illusion: Property from the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez

Executed in 2003, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artists.

Galerie Perrotin, Paris
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in October 2015

About Elmgreen & Dragset

In their sculptures, installations, and performances, Elmgreen & Dragset redefine how art is presented and experienced. Their work borrows elements from social critique, performance, and architecture, as in Prada Marfa (2005), a Prada boutique sited in the Texas desert, or the one-act play Drama Queens (2007), in which remote-controlled replicas of iconic sculptures, including a Jeff Koons Rabbit, are voiced by actors including Kevin Spacey. For the 2009 Venice Biennale, they presented The Collectors, imagined living spaces of an art-collecting family and neighbor, wherein works by artists like Maurizio Cattelan and Tom of Finland were displayed alongside high-end design.

Danish and Norwegian, 1961 and 1969, Copenhagen, Denmark, based in London & Berlin