Franz West

Creativity: Furniture Reversal

Franz West

Creativity: Furniture Reversal

Price: $35,000.00

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Sculpture;wood, lamp, multi-colored tape, video
Edition Size:
72.4 x 96.5 x 71.1 cm (28.5 x 38.0 x 28.0 in)
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

Franz West created “Creativity: Furniture Reversal” in 1998 as an edition of 30 exemplars. The starting point of this art work consists of a form of a construction kid, whereby the art lover has to build it up and decorate it with the enclosed colored tape before he can admire it. Franz West used a variety of materials to create it. He considered it as a form of interactive, participatory sculpture. Basically each of the 30 exemplars from the edition is a unique piece. It depends on the viewer and his action how the artwork will look like at the end.

"It doesn’t matter what the art looks like, but how it’s used"

Franz West

Essentially this work is a prime example for the way Franz West wanted the viewer to interact; the art work becomes “complete” only when the viewer is an actor. The boundaries between art, design and applied art were blurring in his oeuvre and, therefore, he was able to create new, impressive transboundary works.

About the Artist

Franz West was one of the most innovative and progressive artists of his generation. His work was mainly influenced by the performance and action art of the 1960s, including Vienna's Actionism

About the printing Technique


Innovations and developments in classical printing techniques have allowed artists to create limited Editions also in three dimensional shapes.