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The Matchmaker

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Chavannes and Fielding (left) and Artschwager  

4. Behind the Scenes
Untitled, Richard Artschwager (1994) and Bubble Wrap, Marc A. Chavannes and Alfred W. Fielding (1960)
Yes, the pairing (of Artschwager’s sculptural echo of an art-handler’s crate with a plain old piece of packing material) is pretty jokey, but it couldn’t happen in any other museum. “The MoMA has in its collection a twelve-by-twelve-inch piece of bubble wrap from the sixties, by the people who actually designed bubble wrap. How incredible is that?”


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