Golden Art Edition #3: Elmgreen & Dragset ‘Found Identity’

Golden Art Editions

We have launched our new program ‘Golden Art Editions’, Tuesday 1 October, 2013.
Our definition of a ‘Golden Art Edition’ is:
- a limited art edition;
- created by a leading established or emerging artist;
- released at least 2 years ago;
- and is in our opinion, miraculously not sold out yet.

We will offer you each Tuesday and each Thursday at 4PM CEST, a new Golden Art Edition.
We offer these Golden Art Editions, in close cooperation with their publishers, for a limited time of 2 weeks per edition.
Please note: you can order these Golden Art Editions, during this 2 week period, only via our website.

Elmgreen & Dragset, Found Identity, 2009   FavoriteLoadingFavorite
Elmgreen & Dragset, Found Identity, 2009We are excited that we are able to present you some last copies of this great Elmgreen & Dragset edition.
Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset produced this artists’ edition that formed part of their artistic reflection and curatorial mise-en-scène of the private rooms of collectors at the 53rd Venice Biennale. In “The Collectors” the Berlin-based duo installed own pieces and those by befriended artists in the fictitious residencies of A. Family and Mr. B at the Danish and Nordic Pavilion in the Giardini to develop a narrative about the relation between art, design, taste and sexual identity in times of crisis.

The edition object “Found Identity”, 2009, consists of a wallet containing personal belongings of an unknown person. Parts of this portable collection are a letter, a photograph, a money bill, a condom and other objects of everyday life. Altogether, they only give a vague hint at the identity of their owner.

Medium: leather wallet filled leather wallet filled with various objects.
Size: 10,5 × 8,0 × 2,0 cm
Edition of: 100 + 20 AP
Signed and numbered on a specially produced membership card.

Golden Art Editions Price: EXPIRED
Shipping Europe: EXPIRED
Shipping USA and rest of the world:EXPIRED

- This Special Offer is only valid during the period Tuesday 8 October, 4 PM CEST – Tuesday 22 October, 4 PM CEST, 2013.
- All sales is final. No returns.
- Limited quantities available! Limited to 1 per person/household/company.
- Payment by bank transfer or credit card, within 5 business days after invoice.
- Location of the artwork: European Union.

You can order this Elmgreen & Dragset limited edition HERE

About: Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, based in Berlin and London, have worked together as an artist duo since 1995. They have held numerous solo exhibitions in art institutions worldwide, including Serpentine Gallery and Tate Modern in London, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, ZKM Museum of Modern Art in Karlsruhe, The Power Plant in Toronto, MUSAC in Léon, and Kunsthalle Zürich. Their work has been included in the Berlin, Sao Paulo, Gwangju, Moscow, Singapore, Istanbul and Liverpool biennials, and in 2009 they received a special mention for their exhibition The Collectors in the Nordic and Danish Pavilions at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Amongst their most well known works are Prada Marfa – a full scale replica of a Prada boutique in the middle of the Texan desert, and Short Cut – a car and a caravan breaking through the ground which was first shown in Milan and now resides in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Elmgreen & Dragset Exhibition 'Tomorrow' at the V&A, 1 October 2013 - 2 January 2014
The V&A has commissioned leading contemporary artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset to create a major site-specific installation in the former Textile Galleries.

'Tomorrow' transforms these galleries into an apartment belonging to a fictional, elderly and disillusioned architect. The domestic setting appears like a set for an unrealised play. A script, written by the artists, is available for visitors as a printed book. Visitors are able to explore the apartment, sit on the sofa and read the inhabitant’s books and magazines.

Throughout their career the artists have redefined the way in which art is presented and experienced, raising issues around social models and spaces, and prompting a re-thinking of the status quo. This ambitious exhibition features objects from the V&A's collections alongside works by the artists and items sourced from antique markets to create an unexpected encounter for the museum visitor.

Elmgreen & Dragset’s V&A installation, Tomorrow, extends many of the themes that the artist duo have explored over the course of their career: the creation of personas; the precipice between public and private; and a distinctive dark humour. The V&A’s Damien Whitmore visited Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset at their extraordinary Berlin studio to discuss their work, past, present and, indeed, Tomorrow. Watch the video

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