(Signed) Muscle, beefsteak…beefsteak run amok by Mariken Kramer
A collection of works by Oslo-based artist Mariken Kramer.
This work is based on the author's experience in his position as an educator of sculpture for children and young people at the Oslo National Museum. This seemingly unusual title is said to have been uttered by sculptor Constantin Brancusi when he explained Michelangelo's sculptures to journalists in 1925. It started...how can you sleep in the same room as, let alone next to, a Moses sculpture? Michelangelo's sculpture is just muscles and beefsteak... well, just chunks of beefsteak going crazy." It is
Through his radical stance on art history and his exploratory and personal approach to conventional production processes, Brancusi has helped push the boundaries of art appreciation. Krame followed his attitude in this book, and produced sculptures with free ideas and playfulness regarding the shapes, materials, and contents of the sculptures. In addition, Brooklyn-based writer Kyra Simone has inserted small pieces of fiction on the themes of "Muscle," "beefsteak," and "beefsteak run amok."
First edition 300 copies. Signed by the author.
Title: Muscle, beefsteak…beefsteak run amok
Artist: Mariken Kramer
Softcover with elastic cord
320 x 230 x 8 mm
Text in English
First edition of 300 copies, signed
¥4,700 + tax