Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Keith Coventry | Inhaler

Keith Coventry
London, UK: The Multiple Store, 1998
7.5 x 3 x 4.2 cm
Cast plastic
Edition of 50, initialed and numbered copies (carved into the plastic)

A found asthma inhaler converted into a crack pipe is cast and rendered in plastic, to create an exact facsimile. Coventry also produced, in the same year, a series of bronze castings of other make-shift crack-pipes, mostly from water bottles (below).

Below: Inhaler as seen in the Donald Smith exhibition Ideal Home, alongside Robert Filliou's chess board (Optimistic Box #3), Barbara Kruger's coaster and Roy Lichtenstein's paper plate. 

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