Why Not Sneeze Reinhardt Dammn Unique Scott Redford Sculpture

Redford, Scott


Publisher: Scott Redford
Place Published: Brisbane
Edition: Signed
Date Published: 2012
Size: 18 x 11 x 7cm

Scott Redford sculpture, being a rectangular structure (roughly 18 x 11 x 7cm) consisting of a metal base, turned up at the sides and with the corners cut out, on which rests a wire cage part filled with six-sided dice, black with white dots, and presumably numbering 152 (although we haven’t counted); two lengths of heavy wire fold over the ends of the cage; a barred, inverted cone hangs from centre top, trapping one of the dice at its (open) tip; titled in black texta on the underside of the base “Why Not Sneeze Reinhardt Dammn”, signed ‘S.R.’ and dated 8-3-2012; further to the title is inscribed ‘Rat c**t…’; the sculpture is after Duchamp’s 1921 assisted Readymade “Why Not Sneeze Rose Selavy?”, Redford replacing Duchamp’s alter-ego with his own fictional ‘Reinhardt Dammn’; the dice might also be seen as a reference to Mallarme; an obscure Redford object, for which we can find no exhibition references.

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