Monday, June 2, 2014
Panamarenko | Das Flug Zeug
Das Flug Zeug
Monchengladbach, Germany: Stadtisches Museum Monchengladbach, 1969
21 x 17 x 3 cm
Edition of 330 numbered copies
One of the simplest and most effective of the Monchengladbach Stadtisches Museum boxed catalogue/multiples hybrids, this work consists of a cardboard box with a photograph of the artist next to a Dakota airplane. Inside is a string whose length corresponds with the diameter of the propeller of Das Flugzeug, a helicopter with two propellers, each composed of three blades.
The artist, born in Belgium in 1940, has been creating works about flight for the last five decades.
Given the number of (small) catalogues produced about his multiples, presumably many of them are editions.