Juan Muñoz, ‘Chopping Block’, 2002, Artware Editions
Juan Muñoz, ‘Chopping Block’, 2002, Artware Editions
Juan Muñoz, ‘Chopping Block’, 2002, Artware Editions

Chopping Block, 2002
wood, knife
5 x 17 5/8 x 11 3/8 inches
edition of 25

This fully functional chopping block by Juan Muñoz offers a disquieting quasi-narrative. The hand motif, seen here in a most literal use, reoccurred often in the artist's body of work. Chopping Block features a hand-carved, wooden hand sculpture holding a real knife with a wooden handle. This edition was completed during the time of the artist's death in 2001 and was seen to fruition by his wife, the artist Cristina Iglesias, in 2002.

Signature: Shown on underside.

Manufacturer: The Renaissance Society

About Juan Muñoz

Spanish , 1953-2001, Madrid, Spain

Group Shows

2016
Cristin Tierney, 
New York,
Tracks, Symptoms, and Designations
2012
Galleria PACK, 
Milan,
LA PELLE CHE ABITO

Fair History on Artsy

2013
Frith Street Gallery at Art Basel 2013