An accident of art

Sometimes art is unintentional, and in being so, it’s pure. Referencing René Magritte’s famous “This is not a Pipe”; but even wittier because though the ladder manufacturer is serious, anyone who uses a ladder regularly knows that this is of course a step. And it is thicker with meaning: You are looking at a digital image of a physical photograph which is the artwork itself (yes, the layers here are endless as is the potential art-speak), BUT what you are looking at is a step, I’ve stood on it many times.

“This is not a step” 2011. 8″ x 10″ Chromogenic Print. $12,000

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