Tom Burr, »John’s Body«, 2011

Tom Burr, »John’s Body«, 2011

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John’s Body, 2011
Digital print on Terraprint matt 80g paper
55 x 75 cm
Edition of 25, signed on back

»The mushrooms are a code for John Cage, to me. He was an amateur mycologist and there are some nice photos of him with mushrooms, I printed one in a catalogue a couple of years ago. I like mushrooms generally but also as a strange metaphor for objects multiplying. Mushrooms are such organic objects, objectlike organic beings. People often tell me that sometimes there is a resemblance between Cage and myself, our faces from certain angles ….« (Tom Burr on John’s Body)

Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Fondazione Converso, Milan (2020), the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (2019), SCAD Museum of Art (2018), Galerie Neu (2017), and elsewhere. Tom Burr (*1963, USA) lives in Norfolk, Connecticut and New York. 

Read an interview with Tom Burr in Issue #30, available here.