Spoerri has taken the French name for still-life, „nature mort“,
seriously, inspired by the „dead nature“ he saw in the country.
He used mummified dead animals and skeletons (Exhibition with these works
in the Galerie Bischofberger). Here we can see a transition to his Ticino
period, where instead of rummaging around flea markets, he searched through
garbage dumps and was surprised to discover, that Ticino’s wealthy
summer guests left very precious trash behind: clothing, kitchen appliances.