Portrait of a Recipient as a Door Handle, After a Drawing Produced by an Anonymous Philanthropist, Bronze Maquette, Scale 3:2
2010
Bronze, dark grey patina. 80 × 135 × 70 cm.

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Portrait of a Recipient as a Door Handle, After a Drawing Produced by an Anonymous Philanthropist, Bronze Maquette, Scale 3:2. Installation view: Marres, Maastricht, 2010

Proposal – in oak vitrine – for door handle to be affixed as standard to the entrances of a range of competing high- street banks in Rotterdam. The figure looking both inwards and outwards is the recipient of benevolence, having overcome the fear of exploitation – as portrayed by an anonymous philanthropist.

See: Portrait of a Recipient as a Door Handle, After a Drawing Produced by an Anonymous Philanthropist

Texts by Marina Vishmidt & Tirdad Zolghadr: 'Open' Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain