Haim Steinbach

  • , Untitled (sewing kit, dog chew), 2009
    Plastic laminated wood shelf; wood sewing kit with metal scissors; thread, pins; rubber dog chew
    53,3 x 58,4 x 20 cm
  • , Landscape A-1, 2009
    Plastic laminated wood shelf; plastic reptile cave; 2 wood and metal salt and pepper shakers; plastic reptile landing; 2 rubber dog chews
    61,6 x 200,7 x 33
  • , Untitled (eyes, rat hat), 2009
    Plastic laminated wood shelf; styrofoam eyeballs on polyester garland; plastic and cloth Halloween rat hat
    61,6 x 113 x 43,2
  • , Untitled (emergency sign, shot glasses, dog chews), 2009
    Plastic laminated wood shelf; plastic emergency sign; 2 glass and metal shot glasses; 2 rubber dog chews
    125,7 x 222,3 x 68,6
  • , Untitled (emergency sign, shot glasses, dog chews), 2009
    Plastic laminated wood shelf; plastic emergency sign; 2 glass and metal shot glasses; 2 rubber dog chews
    125,7 x 222,3 x 68,6
  • , Untitled (dog chew, chain, scarecrow) 4, 2008
    Plastic laminated wood shelf; 2 rubber dog chews; plastic chain; plastic owl
    109,2 x 185,4 x 53,3
  • , Untitled (dog chew, chain, scarecrow) 4, 2008
    Plastic laminated wood shelf; 2 rubber dog chews; plastic chain; plastic owl
    109,2 x 185,4 x 53,3
  • , Spider Kong 2B, 2008
    Plastic laminated wood shelf; rubber dog chew; plastic "Spiderman" pail
    67,3 x 67,3 x 38,1
  • , Flying Dutchman 2, 2008
    Plastic laminated wood shelf; 2 plastic and metal eye models; polystone "Spiderman" bust; 2 polyester witch hats; rubber dog chew
    108,6 x 280,7 x 45,7 cm

Haim Steinbach has been an influential exponent of art based on already existing objects. Since the late 1970’s Steinbach’s art has been focused on the selection and arrangement of objects, above all everyday objects. In order to enhance their interplay and resonance, he has been conceiving structures and framing devices for them. Steinbach presents objects ranging from the natural to the ordinary, the artistic to the ethnographic, giving form to art works that underscore their identities and inherent meanings. Exploring the psychological, aesthetic, cultural and ritualistic aspects of objects as well as their context, Steinbach has radically redefined the status of the object in art.

© Haim Steinbach, 2016


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