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Walead Beshty

 (born 1976)
Walead Beshty is active/lives in United Kingdom.  Walead Beshty is known for sculpture.

Biography   Walead Beshty


Walead Beshty's artistic work is dedicated to the industrial processes which surround the production, consumption, and transportation of contemporary art.

One work, a solid 18-inch copper cube modeled after the exact dimensions of a FedEx box, is shipped raw, uncrated via FedEx to and from each location, and each waybill is placed directly on the surface of the piece.  The accrued handling marks, labels and oxidation stains are beautiful accretions of chance and imperfections as proof of the work's passage through time and space, positioning the work to be in a constant state of creation.  The title of the work follows this state of flux—each shipment's tracking number, shipment locations, and dates are   ...  Displaying 750 of 1150 characters.

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FOUR MAGNET, THREE COLOR CURL (CMY: IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY 3RD 2010, FUJICOLOR CRYSTAL ARCHIVE SUPER TYPE C, EM. NO. 165-021, 01710)
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Fedex® Kraft Box© 2005 FEDEX 330504 REV 10/05 SSCC, Standard Overnight, Los Angeles-Beverly Hills, trk# 8726 7182 8553, date February 13-14 2012; Standard Overnight, San Francisco-Beverly Hills, trk# 8759 1171 4523, date January 29-30 2013; International
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20-inch Copper (FedEx® Large Kraft Box ©2005 FEDEX 330508), International Priority, Los Angeles-London trk#862012042283, December 8, 2001
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