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Untitled (Toilet), 2015

Sculpture

Cast ceramic toilet, permanently sealed wood crate (contents: vintage artwork by Jon Pylypchuk), light bulbs, wiring and hardware

20.87 x 14.96 x 14.96 in

53.0 x 38.0 x 38.0 cm

Edition of 10

This work is signed and numbered by the artist.

PRICE: $3,500
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    About The Work

    Since 2009, Jon Pylypchuk has been creating anthropomorphic character sculptures with cartoonish light bulb eyes. Shortly before creating this edition, he had completed a sculpture using a commercial toilet with light bulb eyes inserted into the front of the reservoir, which he displayed on a large crate in his studio. Thinking of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain (1917), and the miniature Fountain featured inside Duchamp’s multiple Boîte-en-Valise (1935-41), Pylypchuk envisioned a miniature toilet with light bulb eyes that would attach to the little crate for this edition. Wanting to stay true to the materials of the larger sculpture, custom miniature toilets were made of glazed cast ceramic, and crates were specially designed to look like commonly used shipping crates from the outside (with custom to-scale rubber stamps). However if the lid is removed from a crate, a second inner-lid is exposed with a vintage artwork by Pylypchuk permanently sealed behind–an assertion of moving forward with an artist’s practice, while not disregarding his past.

    Courtesy of Eric Gero Editions

    About Jon Pylypchuk

    From The Magazine

    • This work is edition 3 of 10. The crate-pedestal in this edition contains a cigarette sculpture from Jon Pylypchuk's installation "i won't give up on you".

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