Dead Darlings #1
DEATH OF A DARLING
First Edition — 10 December 2005
De Wittenstraat 27, Amsterdam
At our first auction which took place in 2005 in a rented space attached to a block of studios in Amsterdam west, we focused on the very idea of Dead Darlings and treated that definition as a theme in itself.
The idea was new to us then and all of its potential facets were just beginning to unfold…
When we asked artists the all important question: “Why is this a Dead Darling?” We begun to realize that there were an abundance of reasons for artists to kill their Darlings and a wealth of stories behind those reasons, most of which were interesting and worth exploring. So that’s what we did.