new york based artist banks violette is known for his sculptural installations, which deal with the dark side of american culture. as part of art unlimited at this year’s art basel he displayed ‘mirror wall’ through gallery thaddaeus ropac based in salzburg, austria. the piece is made from aluminum frames, aluminum tracking, laminated mirror glass, steel, rods and a motor. the piece comes to life when 12 tons of pressure is applied to the frame, shattering the glass inside.

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'mirror wall' by banks violette at art unlimited / art basel 2008

'mirror wall' by banks violette at art unlimited / art basel 2008

'mirror wall' by banks violette at art unlimited / art basel 2008

'mirror wall' by banks violette at art unlimited / art basel 2008

'mirror wall' by banks violette at art unlimited / art basel 2008