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Bibendum, 1998
bronze; 60 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm
DANIEL SPOERRI
Born 27th March, 1930. In 1942 Daniel Spoerri´s father died. Flight to Switzerland with the rest of the family. Training as a ballet-dancer. In 1959 Spoerri goes to Paris where his career as an artist starts. First he worked on the subject of multiplication of works of art (edits the “Mat – Edition”). Spoerri became internationally known for his invention of the “snare-picture”. He was one of the founding members of the “Nouveaux Réalistes”. Besides his assemblages Spoerri invented the “Eat-Art” (Restaurant Spoerri and Eat-Art Gallery in Dusseldorf, Germany, in the Sixties; several banquettes; author of the “Gastronomic Diary”). His book “An anecdoted Topography of Chance” has become especially important for object art.
website for D.S.
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Renaissance, 1987/1991
bronze; 320 cm x 41 cm x 40 cm
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Marble Table, 1992
legs of bronze fragments; 80 cm x 240 cm x 167 cm
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Circle of Unicorns, 1991
9 bronze elements; each: 250 cm x 40 cm x 50 cm,
diameter of the whole installation: 8 m
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Idol, 1990
bronze; 120 cm x 90 cm
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No entry without slippers, 1986
bronze; 143 cm x 50 cm
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Eternal Breakfast, 1994
bronze; diametre 63 cm
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Lunch forever, 1994
bronze; 69 cm x 68 cm
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Meat-grinder Fountain, 1962 - 1991
bronze; 325 cm x 210 cm
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Cup, 1991
bronze und medieval capitals of Veronesian marble;
71cm x 93 cm, diametre 104 cm
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Players, 1985
7 bronze elements; each figure: ca. 150 cm x 140 cm, whole installation: 8 m x 8m
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The Jury, 1985
12 bronce pieces and stairway
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“Die Grazierinnen“, 1992
7 bronze elements; each: ca. 180 cm x 35 cm, installation: 5 m x 8 m
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Warriors of the Night, 1982
13 bronze elements; each: 136 cm x 90 cm, whole installation: 8m x 6m
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Tintin - Elephant, 1993
bronze; 194 cm x 80 cm
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Tree of Skulls, 1993
bronze; 130 cm x 150 cm
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Bunch of Flowers, 1994
iron, mirror, marble; 210 cm x 90 cm
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The Devil and the Shameless, 1985/1997
bronze, stone, barbed wire;
devil: 165 cm x 44 cm, the shameless: 65 cm x 100 cm
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The Beauty and the Beast, 1985/1996
2 bronze elements;
Beauty: 40 cm x 35 cm, Beast: 206 cm x 46 cm
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Santo Grappa, 1970
bronze; 180 cm x 40 cm x 30 cm
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Little Werwolf, 1997
bronze; 181 cm x 25 cm
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Chapel of Skulls, 1997
Collection of Tibetan monks´ skulls, Coptic and Egyptian heads and monkeys´ skulls with various caps of different cultures
3m x 4m x 5m
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Poet´s Tomb, 1997
stone, ivy, bronze; 90 cm x 120 cm x 100 cm
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Aviary with Sleeping Birds, 1997
Collection of „natures mortes“ by different artists of the 19th/20th cent.
brick wall, iron, bronze; height: 2m, diameter: 3m
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Greenhouse for Electric Flowers, 1997
aluminium, flower pots, light-bulbs; 250 cm x 184 cm x 204cm
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Courtship Display, 1992
2 bronze elements;
female, height: 196 cm, boy, height: 150 cm
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Grass sofa, 1985/1993
Iron structure, earth, grass, 129 cm x 279 cm x 80 cm
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Labyrinthic mural path, 1996/1998
stones, grass; 60 m x 40 m, Höhe 50 cm
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Voyeur, 1996/1998
Platform and three pedestals in the distance, that can be seen through the telescope: Bullock´s head; Snow Angel; “Dreifuß”;
telescope, iron, bronze; 320 cm x 160 cm x 300 cm
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Chamber No. 13, Hotel Carcasonne, Rue Mouffetard 24, Paris 1959-1965, 1998
Bronze; 250 cm x 300 cm x 500 cm
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Smoking Heads; Trullo, 1999/2000
stones, bronze; diameter: 2m, height: 3,50m
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Mass Grave of Clones, 2000
bronze, brick wall; 9 m x 2 m
figures, each: 180 cm x 50 cm x 30 cm
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Pyramid with Woman on a Knot, 1999/2001
iron, bronze; 5 x 5 x 5m x 3.50m
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Eight Skinny Nightmares, 2003
8 bronze elements; height of figures: 110 cm - 200 cm
area of whole installation: 14 m x 8 m
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Bersagliera, 2002/2003
bronze; height 200cm
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Tree of Chains and Horseshoes, 2004/2005
Stone, iron, colour; height 210 cm, Ø 80 cm
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A garden of urns, 2005 – L’abstrait absent; Hommage à Raymond Hains
an area of about 6 x 3 m with canes, urns and tomatoes

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White? Black?, 2005
Bronze, iron, 3,50 m x 1,40 m x 1,60 m
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Aisle of Damocles, 2002/2008
Iron, sickles; 2.20 x 40 x 1.60 m
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Duodecim ultimae cenae de claris mulieribus, 2008
Wall with 12 last suppers of famous women
Statuary marble from Carrara; ca. 1.70 x 15 m
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"Tarot" – Daniel’s pseudonym in 1955, 2008
bronze; 0.80 x 2.00 m
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Small gorilla bridge
Bronze, bricks; 2008
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“Acrobatic Frogs”, 2008
bronze
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excavation, 1982/2012
bronze
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Baumbuddha, 2009
bronze
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„Acqua Golem“ , 2014
realized by Angelo Maineri
hydraulic elements
resin, steel, brass