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Haim Steinbach

* 1944 in Rehovot, Israel
He lives and works in New York, USA

Following a Marcel Duchamp approach, Haim Steinbach’s precise arrangements of mass-produced and found objects not only mirror a consumerist culture, but display the artist as collector and curator of cultural artifacts. Steinbach has redefined the status of an object, as he emphasizes their use in communication – they affect or remind us, are used as ritualistic tools or prestigious elements. His work is held by several collections, including Tate Modern in London, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, among others.

„Hint. Hint.“ invokes the daily situation of a fridge loaded with magnets. By using the contrast between the US states, Steinbach articulates a parallel to the social situation in Germany at the time, as being characterised by similar economic differences: The wealth in the western state Colorado is opposed to the idea of adventure and unexpected possibilities in eastern Wyoming.

Haim Steinbach

hint. hint., 1994

Sandblasted words on stainless steel plate, plastic magnets of US-states
16 x 16 cm
Handmade plate and box
Signed and numbered
Edition of 25
Published by H. M. Klosterfelde Edition
EUR 850,– plus VAT

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