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Title
Untitled
Date
1974
Dimensions
overall 50 × 76.75 × 30.375 inches
Materials
wood, marble, plaster, oil lamp
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Sculpture
Accession Number
1997.115.1-.15
Style
Arte Povera
Physical Description
plaster cast body fragments and a gas lamp on a marble topped table
Printer
N.A.
Credit Line
T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1997

object label Jannis Kounellis, Untitled (1974) Walker Art Center, 1998

Untitled (1974) combines many aspects of Kounellis’ oeuvre: shelves or tables, classical sculptural fragments, fire, and smoke. The plaster casts of heads and other body parts of classical sculptures can be interpreted as forlorn relics of a romanticized past in which society seemed to have been intact. Conversely, these academic relics portray a romanticization of the fragment and suggest that a splintered culture is sufficient or even desirable. These two opposing ideas are often visually addressed by Kounellis.

Also on view in Gallery 5 is Jannis Kounellis’ work Untitled (1982).

Label text for Jannis Kounellis, Untitled (1974), from the exhibition 100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, February 22-May 24, 1998.

Copyright 1998 Walker Art Center