L´essence de la rhétorique...

L´essence de la rhétorique...
1998
Sigla, Finnegans Wake

Sigla, Finnegans Wake
1998
The Criterion Of The Real

The Criterion Of The Real
2009
 
 
 
 
L´essence de la rhétorique...
Joseph Kosuth

L´essence de la rhétorique...
1998

From the portfolio Sequences
[L´essence de la rhétorique est dans l´allégorie IV ]
Three-part aquatint and heliogravure on Rives BFK
rag paper. Each print 40 x 50 cm (15¾ x 19¾"),
signed and numbered on third print. Edition of 60.


These three heliogravures quote a René Magritte painting, "L´apparition" 1928, in which amorphous elements are a repeated motif. These "clouds of language" contain the major concepts of Michel Foucault´s essay Ceci n´est pas une pipe of 1973, in which the French philosopher investigated the semiotic character of Magritte´s word pictures. Kosuth has described his projects as investigations which examine the conceptual and representational shifts between the identity of words and the reality of things.


Set EUR 1.750



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Sigla, Finnegans Wake
Joseph Kosuth

Sigla, Finnegans Wake
1998

From Wall Works
Warm white neon on a black painted wall;
configuration of the neon signs variable.
Signs approximately 12 x 12 x 4 cm (5 x 5 x 1½ ");
installation size according to the wall.
Limited to 12 installations, with a signed and
numbered certificate.


The wall work Sigla, Finnegans Wake is one of several Joyce-based Kosuth works - others include an immense installation at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and permanent installations in Tokyo and Lyon. For Sigla, Kosuth has made white neon "text" after the sigla (signs) Joyce used in his seminal 1923 work Finnegans Wake to designate characters and their identities. These luminous signals are to be configured freely on a black wall, suggesting a starry night sky.




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The Criterion Of The Real
Joseph Kosuth

The Criterion Of The Real
2009

From the portfolio Forty Are Better Than One
Double sided 10-part leporello, embossing/
debossing on Gmund Colors 21 paper, 32 x
250 cm (12½ x 98½ in). Edition: 75, signed
and numbered on label on archival sleeve.




EUR 1.000



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