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Pawel Althamer

Retrospective, 2008

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12 tin figures, each approx. 1 1/8 to 3 1/2“ (3,5–9 cm) high, cast by Michal Nowicki, Warsaw, in custom-made cardboard suitcase, 6 5/8 x 9 1/2 x 3 1/8“ (17,5 x 24 x 8 cm), Ed. 38/XXV, signed and numbered certificate

The pilgrim’s progress: twelve everymen reenact the artist’s journey into the origins of the world.


“Althamer becomes a part of his medium, in both a material and spiritual sense. It is as though he invites us to share in a waking experience of lucid dreaming where ordinary rules do not apply and where we may begin to become newly absorbed by our surroundings with an acute, hallucinatory perceptiveness.” Catherine Wood Parkett 82, 2008