BORN 1957

Thomas Hirschhorn, La Serie des Antalgiques (Orelox), 2005. Ink and collage on paper. 32 x 33 in. © Thomas Hirschhorn, courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Linda Pace Foundation Collection, Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas.

Thomas Hirschhorn is a Swiss contemporary artist known for his hypersaturated works using common materials such as cardboard, foil, duct tape and plastic wrap. He has described his choice to use everyday materials in his work as “political” and that he only uses materials that are “universal, economic, inclusive, and don’t bear any plus-value”.

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