Haim Steinbach, ‘Hint. hint.’, 1994, Outset: Benefit Auction 2017
Haim Steinbach, ‘Hint. hint.’, 1994, Outset: Benefit Auction 2017

Edition of 25 + 2 AP + 2 PP

From the Catalogue:
Haim Steinbach’s art plays a major role in the contemporary artistic discourse on the object. Starting with the practices of Minimalism and Pop Art, as well as Performance and Conceptual Art, Steinbach’s ideas evolve towards the formation of a new paradigm for the object and its place. It links important elements of these art forms and sets new focal points between art and the everyday, production and consumption, and the relationships between image, object and space.
Source: kunsthallezurich.ch

Signature: Signed

Image rights: Courtesy H.M.Klosterfelde Edition © artist & H.M.Klosterfelde Edition

Manufacturer: Magnetic Collectibles & Co., USA

About Haim Steinbach

Since the 1980s, Haim Steinbach has been assembling found objects—including toys, cereal boxes, elephant footstools, and ancient pottery—into surprising and compelling groupings that play upon the malleability of perception and meaning. As he explains: “My work is about the all-too-frequent disconnect between looking and seeing, between being aware that something is there and knowing what it means.” Interested in how context influences meaning, he displays objects on colored, wedge-shaped plywood shelves, places them in wooden boxes, or displays them in elaborate installations to foster new associations. In The Roots (2011), for example, he lines up two plastic pipe fittings, a Darth Vader figurine, a carved wooden figure of an old man, a gnarled tree root, and a dog’s rubber chew toy, inviting viewers to find meaning in this grouping by considering each object anew.

Israeli-American, b. 1944, Rehovot, Israel, based in Brooklyn & San Diego

Solo Shows

Museum Kurhaus Kleve, 
Kleve, Germany,
Haim Steinbach

Group Shows

ADN Collection, 
Bolzano, Italy,
Children's Games
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Something Turned Into a Thing
View Artist's CV