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Joseph Kosuth, ‘The Criterion of the Real’, 2009, Schellmann Art
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Joseph Kosuth

The Criterion of the Real, 2009

12 3/5 × 98 2/5 in
32 × 249.9 cm
Edition of 75
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Munich
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Schellmann Art
Munich

Double sided 10-part leporello, embossing/debossing on Gmund Colors 21 paper, 32 x 250 cm (12.6 x …

Double sided 10-part leporello, embossing/debossing on Gmund Colors 21 paper, 32 x 250 cm (12.6 x 98.4 in).

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Signed and numbered on label on archival sleeve.
Joseph Kosuth
American, b. 1945
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In 1965, Joseph Kosuth moved from Ohio to New York, where he began creating experimental conceptual installations, museum exhibitions, and public commissions that explore the role of language and meaning within art. Kosuth's practice is highly self-referential, drawing influence from Sigmund Freud and Ludwig Wittgenstein's seminal theories. "The 'value' of particular artists after Duchamp can be weighed according to how much they questioned the nature of art," Kosuth has said. One of his best known works is One and Three Chairs (1965), a visual expression of Plato’s Theory of Forms. In the collection at the Museum of Modern Art, the piece features a wooden chair, a photograph of the chair, and a dictionary definition of the word “chair.” Plato’s theory asserts that non-material abstract forms (or ideas), and not the physical world, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality.

Joseph Kosuth, ‘The Criterion of the Real’, 2009, Schellmann Art
Joseph Kosuth, ‘The Criterion of the Real’, 2009, Schellmann Art
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About the work
Schellmann Art
Munich

Double sided 10-part leporello, embossing/debossing on Gmund Colors 21 paper, 32 x 250 cm (12.6 x …

Double sided 10-part leporello, embossing/debossing on Gmund Colors 21 paper, 32 x 250 cm (12.6 x 98.4 in).

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered on label on archival sleeve.
Joseph Kosuth
American, b. 1945
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In 1965, Joseph Kosuth moved from Ohio to New York, where he began creating experimental conceptual installations, museum exhibitions, and public commissions that explore the role of language and meaning within art. Kosuth's practice is highly self-referential, drawing influence from Sigmund Freud and Ludwig Wittgenstein's seminal theories. "The 'value' of particular artists after Duchamp can be weighed according to how much they questioned the nature of art," Kosuth has said. One of his best known works is One and Three Chairs (1965), a visual expression of Plato’s Theory of Forms. In the collection at the Museum of Modern Art, the piece features a wooden chair, a photograph of the chair, and a dictionary definition of the word “chair.” Plato’s theory asserts that non-material abstract forms (or ideas), and not the physical world, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality.

Joseph Kosuth

The Criterion of the Real, 2009

12 3/5 × 98 2/5 in
32 × 249.9 cm
Edition of 75
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Munich
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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