Artists

Robert Gober

b. 1954

Robert Gober introduced his very personal take on Appropriation art in the 1980s and 90s. Familiar objects from the home environment such as a crib, a sink, a drain, or a stack of newspapers create the initial impression of ready-mades, but all are handmade by the artist. The works are strongly infused with his memories, but they also trigger emotions that are common to us all, such as discomfort, doubt and suffering. ...

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres

b. 1957 - d. 1996

In his art, Felix Gonzalez-Torres appropriated objects from everyday life, but imbued them with personal, art historical, social and political dimensions. The works, which often take a minimalistic visual form, consist of materials like candy or posters that the audience is invited to take away with them....

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Jeff Koons

b. 1955

In his early works, Jeff Koons developed Marcel Duchamp’s concept of the readymade by appropriating the new products of the American consumer society. He was interested in how mass-produced objects are displayed, and the aesthetic conditions steering our perception of them. ...

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Richard Prince

b. 1949

Since the end of the 1970s, Richard Prince has appropriated motifs from daily life, the world of films and the advertising industry. As one of the most significant participants in what is often called the Pictures Generation, he was amongst the first to distinguish himself with a critical, postmodern photographic practice. ...

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Charles Ray

b. 1953

Charles Ray takes a distinctive approach to the sculptural tradition, challenging the limits of the medium and often playing with the idea of imposing a physical presence by including his own body in the work. ...

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Cindy Sherman

b. 1954

Cindy Sherman belongs to a generation of postmodern artists, often referred to as the Pictures Generation, who in the 1970s and 1980s redefined the photograph and its place in an ever-more visually oriented culture. At the end of the 1970s, she created her famous series Film Stills, where she staged herself in photographic presentations of recognisable or stereotyped female roles in movies. ...

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