Untitled (Toilet), 2015


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  or as low as LEARN MORE

20.87 x 14.96 x 14.96 in

53.0 x 38.0 x 38.0 cm

Edition of 10


    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".

    • Ships in 3 to 7 business days from California.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
    • Questions about this work?
    • Interested in other works by this artist or other artists? We will source them for you.
    • Want to pay in installments?

    Contact an Artspace Advisor


    a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.


    through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.


    authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.


    with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.


    Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.