About Dead Darlings:
Dead Darlings is an anonymous and subversive auction series that started in Amsterdam in 2005. This is the fourth edition.
By tradition, all the lots will be introduced by title only. The contributing artists will be listed on our website, but will not be revealed in connection to the work until the sale is final.
By keeping the auctioned work anonymous we want to take pressure of the names, and give the works the opportunity to stand on their own.
Dead Darlings are works that have lost their relevance to the final work of an artist, but have remained relevant to him or her, because of their meaning during the course of making. They are the innocent victims of the artistic process, and we want to give them a chance to be liberated from that context and appreciated for the qualities they display as singular autonomous entities.
At some point, most artists have made a work that REALLY looks like a well-known artist’s specific work, the work of a colleague or resembles the general oeuvre of another. The result is an unintentional facsimile, an innocent rip-off if you will…
Sometimes this happens because the “original” work has somehow been unwittingly absorbed into the subconscious. Other times it’s a complete coincidence, something floating in the zeitgeist. After all, great minds think alike!
The Auction will take place on Saturday the 19th of December 2009 at Mediamatic on location: Mass, Kerkstraat 58-60, 1017 GM, Amsterdam.
Viewing starts at 18:00
Auction starts at 20:00
- Entrance is free
- Bidding is open to all
- Payments in cash only
We look forward to seeing
you at the auction!