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scott campbell: bless this mess
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jan 21, 2012
scott campbell: bless this mess


‘cloth skull cube’, 2011 by scott campbell

uncirculated us currency sheets, lasered
53.3 x 63.5 x 31.8 cm
21 x 25 x 12.5 inches

scott campbell: bless this mess
galerie gmurzynska, zurich switzerland
opening january 25th, 2012

new york-based artist scott campbell has created ‘bless this mess’. the collection, on show at galerie gmurzynska, is comprised of
several pieces formed by the artist’s laser-cut into low reliefs from uncirculated US currency. though campbell’s method of artistic
expression is not limited to sculpture, tattoo, drawing and painting, it is his currency reliefs and delicate graphite on ostrich egg shell
drawings that are showcased in this exhibition.

included in the exhibition is a group of rare works created during a mexico city exhibition in 2010. after an argument with the gallery
owner campbell set the already sold artworks he was exhibiting on fire, destroying all but a few of them. those that survive hold beautiful
burns and smoke designs from the action.
‘ -galerie gmurzynska


detailed view of ‘cloth skull cube’


‘burnt butterfly’, 2010
uncirculated us currency sheets, lasered, fire
21 x 25 inches


detailed perspective of the ‘burnt butterfly’


‘bless this mess’, 2011
uncirculated us currency sheets, lasered
53.3 x 63.5 cm
21 x 25 inches


‘huge i’ll start my diet tomorrow’, 2011
uncirculated us currency sheets, lasered
106.7 x 127 cm
42 x 50 inches

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