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Ed Kienholz to go on show at the Pace Gallery

Exhibition to include ten conceptual tableaux of "unmade" commissions

Kienholz's 1985 piece The Ozymandias Parade

Works by the late US artist Ed Kienholz will go on show at the Pace Gallery in New York this winter (2 November-22 December).

The exhibition will include ten “Concept Tableaux”, a series that ranks “among the most impressive ‘unmade’ works of the 1960s”, says the British critic Adrian Searle. Each consists of a written proposal for an unrealised work (accompanied by a brass plaque), to be completed when the artist received a commission—which, in most cases, he never did—and cash.

The show will also include the 1985 piece The Ozymandias Parade (right), a collaboration with his wife, Nancy Reddin Kienholz. The mammoth installation, a critique of the army and religion, features a blindfolded general riding on top of a skeletal taxpayer who lurches towards a crucifix being dangled like a proverbial carrot

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