Untitled (Helen Marten Limited Edition)
Cast resin, Jesmonite, marble
22 x 23 x 3cm
Edition of 20 + 4 AP
£1,440 including VAT
Inspired by a seasonal baked ‘bread man’ from West Germany, Marten’s edition for the Serpentine is a character created from artificially simulated edible parts – bread, sausage, pipe. Following the logic that this figurative motif exists only as long as consumption is resisted, the body and use-value of this character remain as hypothetical values. Like the customary impulse to purchase a generally non-essential souvenir from a touristic visit, Marten’s Untitled is similarly contingent, comically masquerading as an emblem of cultural initiation.
This limited edition is produced on the occasion of Marten’s exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Drunk Brown House.
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