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goldenshit

2019/11/27

Unique Multiples @unique.multiples is pleased to present The Last Illusion, a new sculptural edition made from one kilo of pure gold by Madrid-based conceptual artist Darya von Berner. This holographic, mixed media work features a cast sculpture of golden shit displayed within a custom holographic vitrine, which through its own visual alchemy renders the precious heavy metal into a hovering, ghostly apparition.

Following in the tradition of ‘épater le bourgeois,’ or abject works of art such as Maurizio Cattelan’s America (2016), an 18-karat gold toilet, and Piero Manzoni’s seminal work Artist’s Shit (1961), The Last Illusion continues this line of inquiry, questioning how the value of art is derived, and juxtaposing the symbolic with the tangible, the abstract with the real.

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