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Daniel Arsham

Future Relic Complete Excavation Set (Nine Works), 2013-2018

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Lot 5
Plaster and broken glass (each)
11.6 x 1.8 in (29.5 x 4.4 cm)
Edition of 500
Unsigned; numbered on label affixed to box (each)


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Daniel Arsham’s petrified objects serve as anthropological relics, imagined by the artist as having been buried for years and only later discovered in an archeological dig. Arsham’s 'Future Relic' series signifies an obsolete technology of the post-apocalyptic—a signal of human progress or an entropic future. The present lot includes the complete roster of nine relics from Arsham's 'Excavation Set'.

FR01 'Mobile Phone': 11.62 x 1.75 x 2.5 in (29.51 x 4.45 x 6.35 cm)
Edition of 500

FR02 '35mm Camera': 5.75 x 6.25 x 3.75 in (14.61 x 15.88 x 9.52 cm)
Edition of 450

FR03 'Clock': 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 in (13.97 x 12.7 x 6.35 cm)
Edition of 400

FR 04 'Cassette Tape': 2.5 x 4 x 0.25 in (6.35 x 10.16 x 0.64 cm)
Edition of 500

FR05 'Telephone': 9 x 8.38 x 4.75 in (22.86 x 21.29 x 12.07 cm)
Edition of 500

FR06 'Polaroid': 5.75 x 5 x 5.5 in (14.61 x 12.7 x 13.97 cm)
Edition of 500

FR07 'Cassette Player': 5.75 x 5.75 x 5 in (14.61 x 14.61 x 12.7 cm)
Edition of 500

FR08 'Radio': 16.75 x 5.25 x 8.5 in (42.54 x 15.88 x 21.59 cm)
Edition of 500

FR09 'Keyboard': 9.3 x 26.25 x 3.4 in (23.62 x 66.68 x 8.64 cm)
Edition of 500

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About Daniel Arsham

Daniel Arsham (American, b. 1980) is a contemporary artist living and working in New York City. Known for his eroded architectural sculptures, his art combines structural experimentation, history, and satire in order to disrupt viewers’ expectations of space and form. He is most famous for his series of fictional archeological relics, which explore both the obsolescence of fast-moving technology and the timelessness of cultural symbols. Arsham co-founded The House, an artist space in Miami, and Snarkitecture, a New York design firm, and regularly collaborates with other artists including Merce Cunningham and Pharrell Williams.