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Loot Catalogue | by neil cummings
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Loot Catalogue

Catalogue for exhibition at the Cabinet Gallery, London 1992


I had an exhibition of sculptures which consisted of a series of re-made objects they ranged from classic Ikea furniture (like a Robert Morris artwork), Rietveld's prototype of the Red and Blue chair, a Picasso Still Life, a (Robert Gober-like) door, etc. They were all made from recycled cardboard, and some laminated with appropriate finishes, like wood veneers or reflective plastic. I was interested in different economies of value, and objecthood.


For the duration of the exhibition, every day I placed the sculptures for sale in LOOT magazine. LOOT was a vast pre-digital market of second-hand artifacts, I liked the idea the sculptures could circulate amongst other things, other structures of evaluation.


Each week I collected six copies of LOOT as the catalogue of the exhibition, ringed the sculptures for sale and collated the newspapers into a bespoke slip-case.

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Taken on February 12, 2011