Monday, January 9, 2017

This Is NOT ‘Art’!

USD 14,000… and here is what you get:

Walead Beshty’s FedEx® Large Box, LA to NYC is part of a series of FedEx works that the artist began in 2007. For these works, the artist uses the FedEx Express service to mail laminated glass boxes, constructed to the exact dimensions of the standard FedEx boxes. Fueled by his interest in how art objects acquire meaning, Beshty’s FedEx works record their movement from place to place, in both the shattering patterns left behind on the glass box, and the shipping labels on the FedEx packaging. Beshty’s motivation in this series is also to comment on the “perversity of a corporation owning a shape,” as the boxes are proprietary volume owned by FedEx.

The box measures 18 x 12.5 x 18 in. The glass measures 17.75 x 12.25 x 3.25 in. The installed dimensions are variable.


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