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Sleeping Puppets

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© Courtesy of the artists & Matthew Marks Gallery
Sleeping Puppets

526 W 22nd St.
10011 New York
NY
US
October 29th, 2009 - January 16th, 2010
Opening: October 29th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.matthewmarks.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
bronx
EMAIL:  
info@matthewmarks.com
PHONE:  
212-243-0200
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-6
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installation

DESCRIPTION

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce a special exhibition of work by Peter Fischli and David Weiss at his three galleries. The exhibition includes the new monumental installation, Sun, Moon and Stars at 522 West 22nd Street. Clay and Rubber at 523 West 24th Street features their iconic sculptures from the past two decades in these materials, while their newest sculpture, Sleeping Puppets, will be installed at 526 West 22nd Street.

In the gallery at 526 West 22nd Street, the artists' avatars, Rat and Bear, can be seen sleeping soundly on a pile of blankets, exhausted from their labors. These figures are stand-ins for their progenitors, first seen in Fischli and Weiss's films The Least Resistance (1981) and The Right Way (1983). Here we find Rat and Bear, almost thirty years later, lost in their dreams.

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