Make and break

Auto-destructive artist Gustav Metzger gets viewers up close and personal with familiar images, jolting them into discovering them anew.

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May 29, 2014 13:54
THE PIECE titled ‘To Crawl Into – Anschluss, Vienna, March 1938

THE PIECE titled ‘To Crawl Into – Anschluss, Vienna, March 1938. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Gustav Metzger does not want us to get too attached to the fruits of his creative output.

When you think about it, that is a strange ethos for an artist to adopt, considering he or she surely produces work to be ultimately displayed to others.

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