Already—Made ?

Jeff Koon Ice Bucket, Serie Luxury and Degradation, 1996.

Benjamin Sabatier, Base 1, 2010.

David Mach, Dominatrix, 2004.

Ben, Ma mère a de l’arthrose, 1970.

In 1913, Marcel Duchamp came up with the artistic concept of ready-made, defining it as an “ordinary object elevated to the dignity of a work of art by the mere choice of an artist”. The original attitude – which still governs the definition of what is strictly considered to be ready-made today – consists of choosing a manufactured object and designating it as a work of art.

Pierre et Gilles, Goldorak, 2010.

The Already-Made? exhibition, which is being held at the gallery Jérome de Noirmont, precisely highlights the scale and diversity of this contemporary grasping of the ready-made concept, whether involving the assembly of found objects, using objects for purposes other than those for which they were designed or a conception focussing on the object’s symbolic and metaphorical value…

Subodh Gupta, Untitled 1, Serie Idol Thief, 2006.

Andy Wahrol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Sandro Chia, Hood and Coathanger, 1985.

Photo. Marie Chesnutt

Galerie Jérome de Noirmont 36/38 avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris.
February, 4th — March, 24th 2011, monday — saturday 11am—7pm.