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Jürgen Drescher, ‘Dian Fossey / Gorilla’, 2008, Mai 36 Galerie
Jürgen Drescher, ‘Dian Fossey / Gorilla’, 2008, Mai 36 Galerie
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Dian Fossey / Gorilla, 2008

Aluminium, wax casting
18 1/2 × 16 1/10 × 15 7/10 in
47 × 41 × 40 cm
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Zurich, Zürich
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Mai 36 Galerie
Zurich, Zürich
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Dian: 47 x 41 x 40 cm
Gorilla: 86 x 77 x 49 cm

Dian: 47 x 41 x 40 cm
Gorilla: 86 x 77 x 49 cm

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Sculpture
Jürgen Drescher
German, b. 1955
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Jürgen Drescher first drew attention from the German art world for his work Drescher Bar (1981), in which he installed a functioning bar in a gallery space and called it art. Working primarily in sculpture, Drescher is concerned with probing the tension between original and replica, and between reality and fiction. He recreates everyday found objects—such as benches, banisters, packing boxes, and discarded clothing—by casting them in aluminum, leaving all their wear and tear visible. Working from drawings and sketches, Drescher also produces metal casts of animals, examining humanity’s relationship to the animal world through recreating their bodies. Other practice includes video, text, and performance works that reflect on the artist’s own existence, the art market, and the circulation of goods.

Jürgen Drescher, ‘Dian Fossey / Gorilla’, 2008, Mai 36 Galerie
Jürgen Drescher, ‘Dian Fossey / Gorilla’, 2008, Mai 36 Galerie
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About the work
Mai 36 Galerie
Zurich, Zürich
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Dian: 47 x 41 x 40 cm
Gorilla: 86 x 77 x 49 cm

Dian: 47 x 41 x 40 cm
Gorilla: 86 x 77 x 49 cm

Medium
Sculpture
Jürgen Drescher
German, b. 1955
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Jürgen Drescher first drew attention from the German art world for his work Drescher Bar (1981), in which he installed a functioning bar in a gallery space and called it art. Working primarily in sculpture, Drescher is concerned with probing the tension between original and replica, and between reality and fiction. He recreates everyday found objects—such as benches, banisters, packing boxes, and discarded clothing—by casting them in aluminum, leaving all their wear and tear visible. Working from drawings and sketches, Drescher also produces metal casts of animals, examining humanity’s relationship to the animal world through recreating their bodies. Other practice includes video, text, and performance works that reflect on the artist’s own existence, the art market, and the circulation of goods.

Dian Fossey / Gorilla, 2008

Aluminium, wax casting
18 1/2 × 16 1/10 × 15 7/10 in
47 × 41 × 40 cm
Sold
Location
Zurich, Zürich
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