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Andrea Büttner

Piano Stool, 2015

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Beech wood, black paint, with two square handles in natural pine for adjusting height, yellow handwoven silk and wool, 18 1/8 x 24 3/4 x 13 1/8”, 17,6 lb / (46 x 63 x 33,5 cm, 8 kg), fabricated by Schreinerei Gebrüder Dielmann.
Ed. 15 / VI, signed and numbered certificate.

Wistful reminder of the grand piano that once was.

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“Büttner’s prints instead speak of slowness, materiality, and preciousness, insisting on a modesty of means seemingly at odds with the demands of the global art world.” Aram Moshayedi, Parkett 97

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“Büttner has remarked that throughout art history—from Joseph Beuys to Nam June Paik—men have destroyed pianos to symbolize the death of bourgeois culture—a violent last gesture in the face of its end. Her silkscreen Piano Stool and the eponymous object are a gentle response to this— a "Wistful reminder of the grand piano that once was". Büttner's visual economy in this print is striking, as curator Aram Moshayedi states: "Büttner's prints instead speak of slowness… insisting on a modesty of means seemingly at odds with the demands of the global art world." -Fineartmultiple