Franz West

Franz West: Rest

September 26, 1994 - June 26, 1995



On the rooftop of Dia, West installed twenty-seven welded steel couches with cotton slipcovers and accompanying tables. West invited the viewer to participate and interact with the objects.


Artist Biography

Franz West was born in Vienna in 1947, where he continues to live and work. He began making Paßstücke in 1976, and metal sculpture/furniture in the mid-eighties. During that decade he exhibited widely in Europe and elsewhere, representing Austria at the Venice Biennale in 1990. In 1989 a large show of his work was presented at The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Museum, in Long Island City.

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