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Haim Steinbach

Hint. hint., 1994

Plastic magnets of US-States, stainless steel plate, sandblasted words, handmade plate and box
6 3/10 × 6 3/10 in
16 × 16 cm
Edition of 25 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Outset Benefit Auction

Edition of 25 + 2 AP + 2 PP

From the Catalogue:
Haim Steinbach’s art plays a major role in the …

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed
Manufacturer
Magnetic Collectibles & Co., USA
Image rights
Courtesy H.M.Klosterfelde Edition © artist & H.M.Klosterfelde Edition
Haim Steinbach
Israeli-American, b. 1944
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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.

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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 …

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed
Manufacturer
Magnetic Collectibles & Co., USA
Image rights
Courtesy H.M.Klosterfelde Edition © artist & H.M.Klosterfelde Edition
Haim Steinbach
Israeli-American, b. 1944
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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.

Haim Steinbach

Hint. hint., 1994

Plastic magnets of US-States, stainless steel plate, sandblasted words, handmade plate and box
6 3/10 × 6 3/10 in
16 × 16 cm
Edition of 25 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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