Commodity Sculpture [...]

In the 1980s, a variation of found art emerged called commodity sculpture where commercially mass-produced items would be arranged in the art gallery as sculpture. The focus of this variety of sculpture was on the marketing, display of products. These artists included Jeff Koons, Haim Steinbach, and Ashley Bickerton (who later moved on to do other kinds of work).

One of Jeff Koons’ early signature works was Two Ball 50/50 Tank, 1985, which consisted of two basketballs floating in water, which half-fills a glass tank (an influence on Damien Hirst).


Commodity sculpture is to the consumer age what Objet Trouve was to the industrial age.

A parallel in the age of Twitter might be Horse_ebooks

The 1980s took a commodity turn. See Commodity Activism

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