Sylvie Fleury, ‘Skin Crime #5’, 1999, Grob Gallery
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Sylvie Fleury

Skin Crime #5, 1999

Semi crushed Camaro & nail polish
90 3/5 × 189 × 27 3/5 in
230 × 480 × 70 cm
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Grob Gallery
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Lot Essay
In her own unique playful and subversive style, Sylvie Fleury investigates the role of …

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Sylvie Fleury
Swiss, b. 1961
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Sylvie Fleury creates seductive objects and multimedia installations that, although they might be mistaken as endorsement, present a subtle commentary on the superficiality of consumer society and its values. Referencing Marcel Duchamp’s readymades and Andy Warhol’s obsession with shopping, Fleury draws on elements from luxury clothing, Formula1 racing, contemporary art, magazine covers, and designer objects. The phrase “Yes to All” is a recurring theme in much of Fleury's objects (including gold plated waste baskets and Swarovski crystal embellished signs), borrowed the profane computer command critiquing the increasingly uncontrollable consumer desire before the 2007 global economic collapse.

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Grob Gallery
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In her own unique playful and subversive style, Sylvie Fleury investigates the role of women in contemporary art and society. Her 'Cuddly Paintings', for example, can be compared with the 'Knitted Paintings' and 'Stovetop Pieces' of Rosemarie Trockel in that both artists employ female …

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Sylvie Fleury
Swiss, b. 1961
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Sylvie Fleury creates seductive objects and multimedia installations that, although they might be mistaken as endorsement, present a subtle commentary on the superficiality of consumer society and its values. Referencing Marcel Duchamp’s readymades and Andy Warhol’s obsession with shopping, Fleury draws on elements from luxury clothing, Formula1 racing, contemporary art, magazine covers, and designer objects. The phrase “Yes to All” is a recurring theme in much of Fleury's objects (including gold plated waste baskets and Swarovski crystal embellished signs), borrowed the profane computer command critiquing the increasingly uncontrollable consumer desire before the 2007 global economic collapse.

Sylvie Fleury

Skin Crime #5, 1999

Semi crushed Camaro & nail polish
90 3/5 × 189 × 27 3/5 in
230 × 480 × 70 cm
.
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Location
Genève
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