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Terence Koh

Such Things I Do to Make Myself More Attractive to You, 2006

Blind-stamped black box containing 3 black stapled booklets, bed of black jellybeans, original black plaster sculpture coated with black glitter, colophon card featuring a unique charred “drawing” by Koh
8 1/2 × 6 × 1 in
21.6 × 15.2 × 2.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$950
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Such Things I Do to Make Myself More Attractive to You is a “three-part meditation on the …

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Such Things I Do to Make Myself More Attractive to You is a “three-part meditation on the intersection between death, destruction, and desire.” One booklet presents a grouping of small rectangular black-and-white sourced photographs from the internet, another consists of circular cigarette burned pages and the other …

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Signed and dated (‘07) by Terence Koh on the laid-in colophon card
Terence Koh
Canadian, b. 1977
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Terence Koh rapidly gained notoriety in the art world following his installation at Art Basel in 2007, which featured clumps of the artist’s own excrement covered in gold leaf. Such subversive gestures pay homage to Marcel Duchamp and the Dada movement, while other works such as Big White Cock (2006) examine symbols of gay subculture and the fetishization of objects. Another strain of Koh’s work explores spirituality and asceticism, as in his 2011 performance entitled nothingtoodoo, in which Koh took a vow of silence, dropped to his knees, and repeatedly circled a massive pile of salt for hours at a time. Koh’s diverse oeuvre encompasses sculptures, installations, and performance works, raising questions that range from how to define the role of the artist to what constitutes “otherness” in contemporary society.

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Such Things I Do to Make Myself More Attractive to You is a “three-part meditation on the …

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Such Things I Do to Make Myself More Attractive to You is a “three-part meditation on the intersection between death, destruction, and desire.” One booklet presents a grouping of small rectangular black-and-white sourced photographs from the internet, another consists of circular cigarette burned pages and the other …

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Signature
Signed and dated (‘07) by Terence Koh on the laid-in colophon card
Terence Koh
Canadian, b. 1977
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Terence Koh rapidly gained notoriety in the art world following his installation at Art Basel in 2007, which featured clumps of the artist’s own excrement covered in gold leaf. Such subversive gestures pay homage to Marcel Duchamp and the Dada movement, while other works such as Big White Cock (2006) examine symbols of gay subculture and the fetishization of objects. Another strain of Koh’s work explores spirituality and asceticism, as in his 2011 performance entitled nothingtoodoo, in which Koh took a vow of silence, dropped to his knees, and repeatedly circled a massive pile of salt for hours at a time. Koh’s diverse oeuvre encompasses sculptures, installations, and performance works, raising questions that range from how to define the role of the artist to what constitutes “otherness” in contemporary society.

Terence Koh

Such Things I Do to Make Myself More Attractive to You, 2006

Blind-stamped black box containing 3 black stapled booklets, bed of black jellybeans, original black plaster sculpture coated with black glitter, colophon card featuring a unique charred “drawing” by Koh
8 1/2 × 6 × 1 in
21.6 × 15.2 × 2.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$950
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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