The Return of the Real
Series of manipulated appropriated photographs and installations proposals composed of elements featured in objects by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.
A Box is a reference to Brillo Box (1964) by Andy Warhol. Removing the appropriated Brillo branding made with silkscreen ink leaves a wooden 43.3 x 43.2 x 36.5 cm box painted white.
A Tank is a reference to Three Ball 50/50 Tank (1985) created by Jeff Koons for his first solo exhibition in New York entitled Equilibrium. Removing the three ready-made basketballs leaves a 154 x 123.9 x 33.6 cm glass tank with distilled water on a painted steel frame.
A Vitrine is a reference to The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991) by Damien Hirst. Removing a 3.5-metre long female Tiger Shark leaves a 213 cm × 518 cm × 213 cm glass and steel vitrine filled with water and formaldehyde.
The series title references a book by Hal Foster The Return of the Real: The Avant-Garde at the End of the Century.