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Francis Alÿs

Ghetto Collector, 2003

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Tin, magnets, plastic string,
rubber wheels, 25 design variations,
approx. 6 1/2 x 9 x 5” (15 x 24 x 13,8 cm),
Ed. 99/L, signed and numbered

Collector of urban debris: the ultimate accessory for every pooch-happy flaneur.


“Each of Alÿs’s disturbances in the normal traffic patterns of everyday life spans a portion of the city, most involve a process of accumulation or depletion, all are willful, deadpan, understated, and efficient with regard to their apparent aimlessness. And, whether documented in videos or photos, all are visually memorable.” Robert Storr Parkett No. 69, 2003