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Günther Uecker «TV 1963»
Günther Uecker, «TV 1963», 1963
Photograph: Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl | © Günther Uecker


 Günther Uecker
«TV 1963»

This early nailed TV object places Günter Uecker, known for his usage of nails as sculptural material, among a series of artists who aggressively inverted the force of a medium they felt to be negative and destructive. It was not the broadcast TV programme that was being destroyed in this work, but the TV set as an item of furniture, robbed now of its functional context.