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doug aitken at art basel 2012
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jul 06, 2012
doug aitken at art basel 2012


‘end’ by doug aitken, 2012
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dimensions: 141.5 x 153.5 x 19.5 cm
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californian artist doug aitken has maintained his eclectic repertoire with his exhibition at art basel 2012. the pieces are an exposition of
aitken’s interest in mixed-media artwork, focusing heavily on illuminated typographical elements combined with light and photography.
other pieces employed hand-carved foam, epoxy and hand silk-screened acrylic, shown inside and on the exterior walls of a temporary,
multi-roomed pavilion installed on the exhibition floor.


detail image of ‘end’
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‘flesh’, 2012
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82.5 x 290 x 19.5 cm
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‘contact’, 2012
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85.5 x 270 x 20 cm
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‘sunset’ (black and white), 2012
hand-carved foam, epoxy with LED lights, hand silk-screened acrylic
161.5 x 197.5 27.5 cm
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detail image of ‘sunset’
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‘sunset’ + ’2…’
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detail image of ’2…’
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‘oh no’, 2011
LED lit lightbox

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exhibition shown as part of art basel 2012
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