Daniel Spoerri
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Series “Criminal Investigations: Say it with Flowers”,
  1972 - 1991
Criminal Investigations
(«Investigations Criminelles»)

It is a principle of the works of Daniel Spoerri to react to found things, for example “to interpret” pictures from the flea market by inserting objects, as he calls it. In the case of the “Criminal Investigations” the starting point was a book with photographs from police archives. Spoerri was fascinated by the fact that almost every object can become a “murder weapon” if it is shown together with the depiction of an act of violence.
He had photos enlarged as scanachromes onto canvas and used these then as the background of his pictures.