New York 1955
Photo credit Jocelyn Hobbie / Courtesy Jonathan Seliger
The original is not beautiful or at least we do not consider it to be so, but the imitation is delicious. The miracle of art: to transform reality through an almost invisible act. (...) This is a strange resurrection of disposable objects that come back to life, triumphant and glorious.
Jonathan Seliger, Sweet Thing (Blue) (JS 93-04), 1993. Oil, alkyd, acrylic, modeling past on canvas; oil, modeling past, soluvar on cotton on wood, object: 8,2 x 4 x 0,2 cm; two pins, each: 2,6 x 0,9 x 0,9 cm, overall: 8,2 x 4 x 2,6 cm. Panza Collection, Mendrisio. Photo Alessandro Zambianchi, Milano
Jonathan Seliger, Forwards and Back, 1995. Oil, acrylic, alkyd, modeling paste on canvas, 15 x 11,8 x 6 cm. Panza Collection, Mendrisio. Photo Alesssandro Zambianchi, Milano
Jonathan Seliger, Self Portrait with Grandmother (check), 1996. Oil, alkyd, acrylic, modeling paste, varnish on canvas, object: 8,2 x 22,9 x 0,2 cm, two pins, each: 3,5 x 1 x 1 cm, overall: 8,2 x 22,9 x 3,5 cm. Panza Collection, Mendrisio. Photo Alessandro Zambianchi, Milano
Jonathan Seliger. Panza Collection, Mendrisio. Installation La collezione Panza di Biumo: artisti degli anni '80 e '90, Palazzo delle Albere, Trento, September 12 - December 8, 1996. Photo © Giorgio Colombo, Milano
Rosa Giovanna Magnifico Panza di Biumo and PanzaCollection would like to thank the artist, the family and the institutions for granting image publishing.