Dan Wolgers

Lars Bohman Gallery

The farewell to our romantic/Modernist heritage has been a protracted affair, and seldom has this heritage been more radically questioned than by Dan Wolgers. The manifestation of Wolger’s work can be summed up in one word: absence. Absence of author, artwork, authenticity, signature, expression, fervor, truth, emotions, esthetic will, and personal style: generally speaking, an absence of all those values that traditionally have been associated with the artist, the work, and the relationship between them.

Marcel Duchamp exhibited his bottle rack and “fountain.” Jeff Koons never lays a hand on his works. And the only thing Mark Kostabi does nowadays is sign the paintings his employees paint for him. Bot both Koons and Kostabi give instructions as to how their works should look and be constructed. And as for Duchamp, he picked out his readymades himself. He even signed the urinal—albeit not

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