12 February 2009
Cornelia Parker (b. 1956)
Thirty Pieces of Silver (exhaled)--Hip Flask
thirty crushed silver plated objects
43 1/3in. (110cm.) diameter
Executed in 2008
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.
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"I like to take man-made objects and push them to the point where they almost lose their reference, so that they become something else, take on other alliances (Parker, quoted on www.egs.edu/faculty/parker-resources.html, December 4, 2008).
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