Untitled (Sculpture That Eats)

Senzo titolo (Scultura che mangia)


Artist:

Completion Date: 1968

Style: Conceptual Art

Genre: sculpture

Gallery: Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, France

One of Anselmo’s best known works, it involves the crushing of a lettuce between a large standing block of granite and a smaller stone, secured by a wire. If the lettuce is allowed to dry out, the wire will lose tension and the stone will fall. Some have interpreted it as a symbol of the fatal destiny of man crushed between forces greater than him.

This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles. Why?
File Source
http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/programme/past/event/67/where_the_stars_are_coming_one_span_closer/

All Giovanni Anselmo Artworks Sorted by Year