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"If you wrap up different kinds of furniture in enough wrapping paper, you can make them all look the same shape."     

Ludwig Wittgenstein.     


Leonardo da Vinci


René Magritte: Les Amants, 1925

Antoni Tàpies:
Chaise Couverte, 1970



Man Ray: L'Énigme d'Isidore Ducasse, 1920

Maurice Henry: Hommage à Paganini, 1936

Roland Penrose, 1938. (From: The Road is Wider than Long.
London: London Gallery Editions, 1939.)

Christo Javacheff: Wrapped Cans and Bottles, 1958-1959

Erik Dietman: Tableau Malade, 1960

Piero Manzoni: Achromo (Pacco), 1962


Man Ray:
Vénus Restaurée, 1936

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd:
Maskotte, 1960

Michel Journiac, 1970




Erik Dietman: Untitled,

Joseph Beuys: Infiltration Homogen für Konzertflügel,

Christophe Steinbrener & Rainer Dempf:
(Neubaugasse, Vienna, 2005)    





Erik Dietman: The Sick Saw, 1961

Erik Dietman:
Body Art, 1962

Joseph Beuys: Wenn Du Dich schneidest, verbinde nicht den Finger sondern das Messer. (1962)


Otto Mühl: Material-Aktion, 1964

Günter Brus: Ana, 1964

Rudolph Schwarzkogler, 1965




More wrappings by:

      Man Ray   

      René Magritte    

      Christo Javacheff  

      Erik Dietman   

More images of:

      Otto Mühl's 1964 Material-Aktion    

      "Delete!" (Christophe Steinbrener & Rainer Dempf)    

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The images of pieces by Maurice Henry, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd and Antoni Tàpies were copied from:
Willy Rotzler: Objektkunst. Von Duchamp bis zur Gegenwart. Köln: DuMont Schauberg, 1975.

The Wittgenstein quote was taken from John R. Searle: The Rediscovery of the Mind. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1992, p. 126.