UGO RONDINONE, Cigarettesandwich, 2011 DVD 52′, jewel case
published by Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Switzerland
Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone examinins the psychic and emotional nature of even the most banal events that occur in real life. Since 1997, Rondinone has been making neon-lit, rainbow-colored signs from phrases he appropriates from pop songs and everyday exclamations that are joyous affirmations of love and life, including the sculpture “Hell, Yes” which spells out the title in gigantic rainbow letters on the facade of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in Manhattan’s Bowery district in New York City.
History of prices:
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Switzerland € 300,- / US$ 400.- August 2012