Ed Kienholz to go on show at the Pace Gallery
Exhibition to include ten conceptual tableaux of "unmade" commissions
By Charlotte Burns. Market, Issue 237, July-August 2012
Published online: 18 July 2012
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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