Cosima von Bonin ( German, 1962 )

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General Description

Cosima von Bonin rarely acts alone, enlisting various participants in her social circle and beyond to complete aspects of her work. The final product is a kind of collaboration, and the artist is the overseer. The textile that forms the background of this work is a kikoy imported from the artist's native Kenya, the image at its center is based on a drawing down by the two-year-old daughter of a studio assistant. The inspiration for the scale and the subject matter of this work is Andy Warhol's Rorschach paintings series, made in 1984.

Adapted from

Charles Wylie, DMA Label copy, Private Universes, 2009.