Thomas Demand, ‘Poll’, 2001, Phillips

Other examples from this edition are held in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Signature: signed, titled, numbered and dated "Thomas Demand 1/6 (print 2004) 2001" on the reverse

San Antonio, ArtPace; Aspen Art Museum; SITE Santa Fe; Amsterdam, De Appel, Thomas Demand, September 6, 2001 - November 11, 2002

Dean Sobel & Lars Lerup, Thomas Demand, Aspen Art Museum & DeAppel Amsterdam, 2001, p. 14 (illustrated)
Pepe Karmel, "The Real Simulations of Thomas Demand", Art in America, June-July 2005

303 Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 2001

About Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand creates large-scale photographs that probe the relationship between reproduction and original. Trained as a sculptor, the German artist reconstructs media images of complex interior scenes using ephemeral materials like paper and cardboard. After photographing the painstakingly-crafted, life-sized models, Demand destroys them, leaving only photographic evidence of their fleeting existence. Demand's images often suggest recent activity, yet are eerily devoid of people, resembling the appearance of a film set or even a forensic photograph. Describing his practice of sculpture-based photography, Demand once said, "My work is in itself a ghost of my vision."

German, b. 1964, Munich, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, California