Helen Marten - Untitled - 2016 SOLD OUT
Inspired by a seasonal baked ‘bread man’ from West Germany, Helen Marten’s edition for the Serpentine is a character created from artificially simulated edible parts – bread, sausage, pipe. Following the logic that this figurative motif exists only as long as consumption is resisted, the body and use-value of this character remain as hypothetical values. Like the customary impulse to purchase a generally non-essential souvenir from a touristic visit, Marten’s Untitled is similarly contingent, comically masquerading as an emblem of cultural initiation.
This limited edition is produced on the occasion of Marten’s exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Drunk Brown House. Helen Marten (b. 1985, Macclesfield, UK) has been nominated for both the 2016 Turner Prize and the inaugural Hepworth Sculpture Prize.
Medium: Cast resin, Jesmonite, marble
Size: 22 x 23 x 3cm
Edition of 20 + 4 AP
Price: £1,440 SOLD
This limited edition Helen Marten sculpture is available at Serpentine Galleries