Arc de Triomphe for Personal Use (Prague version)
Sculpture, 230 x 110 x 110 cm.
Materials: Wood, paint, metal
Collection: Collection Ellipse Foundation, Lisbon.
The first Arc de Triomphe for Personal Use was presented in Calais in 1996. Since then, a few versions of the “portable and collapsable arch” have been made by Durham. The artist’s parody of the idea of political power represented by monumental architecture is translated in this precarious structure made with poor materials, embedded here with artificial solemnity though the golden paint on the top.
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25 May 2012 - 18 November 2012.
In the spring of 2012, the M HKA brought a major retrospective of the work of Jimmie Durham. The US-born artist settled permanently in Europe
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Jimmie Durham 1994 - 2012
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Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe for Personal Use is a collapsable and portable arch that is made of wood with metal hinges and bolts. It can be easily assemb