17 May 2001
Thomas Demand (b. 1964)
signed, numbered and dated 'Thomas Demand 1995 5/5' (on the reverse)
chromogenic print on photographic paper and Diasec
72¼ x 94½ in. (184 x 240 cm.)
Executed in 1995. This work is number five from an edition of five.
Victoria Miro Gallery, London
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F. Bonami, F. Quintin and R. Durand, Thomas Demand, Paris 2000, pp. 8-9 (illustrated)
Kunsthalle Zurich; and Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Thomas Demand, March-September 1998
Each of Thomas Demand's life-sized sets are entirely constructed from paper. Modeled with excruciating detail from Archive photos, Demand chooses to reconstruct 'crime scenes' with forensic accuracy: each treated with the same documentary sense of suspicion, suspension and qualm.
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