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Boot Print

2009

Boot Print continues in the same vein as Turk’s auto-graphed, auto-related readymades which operate as literal puns on the Art Car Boot sales for which the works were originally created. Boot Print join signed car boots and tyres, GT car stickers and tyre prints as variations on the theme of ways in which the artist might leave his mark, while absenting himself from the scene. Like many of Turk’s artworks, they also elevate the ordinary to art while de-mystifying art to the level of “ordinary”. Boot Print, in particular, suggests the irreverence of stamping over something versus the violence of being stamped upon.

Paint on paper
500 x 500 mm
Un-numbered edition of 200
(Actual Boot Print will vary from illustration)