art and theft

an interesting, newly unveiled piece by the artists Eva and Franco Mattes (famous for their site: 0100101110101101.org) created out of fragments stolen from famous modern art works (examples include canvas thread from a Warhol and a piece of molten metal from a Beuys sculpture) raises many questions about art in a way that only they can. The piece itself does not look too exciting but I predict, will be successful in creating a stir.

read a great article by Blake Gopnik in the Washington Post here

also an essay by Fabio Cavallucci, images of the work, and more info at the gallery: postmastersart.com

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