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Products were kept in the forefront while remaining in New York during 1985, but once moved to Canada in 1986 plastic gave way to wood, and commercial object-making soon made way for construction projects. These are transitional objects made during that period of flux. A resistance to the popularity of painting and expression informed much of that work, with a use of domestic products as a replacement to paint and brushes, and with the dripping of ink and dyes onto towels and wipes. Optics also came into the vision as a reference to the lens.

"ERA /E.R.A." 1986
"ERA /E.R.A." 1986

Each individual lacking self but equal to others.... and named after a well-known laundry detergent. Color photograph (framed) 27" x 40 inches 68,6cm x 101,6cm Collection: Bill Arning, Houston

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"Scope" 1987
"Scope" 1987

From the "Toothpaste" set of 7 prints Edition of 3 Color photograph 8" x 10 inches 20.3cm x 25.4cm

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"Coast" 1987
"Coast" 1987

From the "Toothpaste" set of 7 prints Edition of 3 Color photograph 8" x 10 inches 20.3cm x 25.4cm

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"Zest" 1987
"Zest" 1987

From the "Toothpaste" set of 7 prints Edition of 3 Color photograph 8" x 10 inches 20.3cm x 25.4cm

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"Equal" 1987
"Equal" 1987

From the "Toothpaste" set of 7 prints Edition of 3 Color photograph 8" x 10 inches 20.3cm x 25.4cm

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"Painting (Encare)" 1985
"Painting (Encare)" 1985

multiple snapshots of Shout stain remover, coupled with photos of dye saturated in KY lubricant on panty shields —a response to the overglut of Expressionism at that time in New York color photographs, layered plexiglas, hardware 12" x 12" x 3½ inches 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 8,5cm private collection, Los Angeles

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"Gold Coast" 1985
"Gold Coast" 1985

Image of Coast deo-soap bar covered in gold leaf Color photograph, multi-layered Plexiglas, hardware 18" x 18" x 12 inches Collection: Estate of Stephen Sprouse

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"20/20 (See clearly across the USA)"
"20/20 (See clearly across the USA)"

Op patterns of Visine bottles, produced for the exhibition "Semi-Optics" curated by Steven Parrino for International With Monument Gallery, December 1985 Color photographs, punctured and mounted to pegboard Masonite, hooks 66" x 66 inches 167.6cm x 167.6cm Collection: Michael Schwartz

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"Kodak Discs" 1985
"Kodak Discs" 1985

Images from "Duane Reade" mounted to perforated mirrored Plexiglas discs, hanging from door-stops. Each 18 inches diameter (45.7cm)

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"Energizer" 1985
"Energizer" 1985

Color photograph mounted to perforated mirrored Plexiglas disc, hanging from door-stops. 18 inches diameter (45.7cm)

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"Challenger 7x-100" 1985
"Challenger 7x-100" 1985

Full name: "Challenger 7x-100 (Frequent Flyer Program)" Featuring out-take frames from the Pepsi "Challenger" commercial. Color Cibachrome photographs, Plexiglas 6" x 36" x 6 inches 15cm x 91cm x 15cm Collection: Stephania McClennen, New York

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"Challenger 7x-100" 1985 (detail)
"Challenger 7x-100" 1985 (detail)

Full name: "Challenger 7x-100 (Frequent Flyer Program)" Out-take frames for the Pepsi "Challenger" commercial. Color Cibachrome photographs, Plexiglas 6" x 36" x 6 inches 15cm x 91cm x 15cm Collection: Stephania McClennen, New York

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"Sagaponack" 1986
"Sagaponack" 1986

Image of a vodka soda, mounted over a beachball (with the nozzle centered); produced for the Summer group exhibition at Cable Gallery, New York Duratrans photograph, beach-ball 36" x 36" x 12 inches 91cm x 91cm x 30.5cm

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"Sagaponack" 1986
"Sagaponack" 1986

Image of a vodka soda, mounted over a beachball (with the nozzle centered); produced for the Summer group exhibition at Cable Gallery, New York Duratrans photograph, beach-ball 36" x 36" x 12 inches 91cm x 91cm x 30.5cm

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"Sagaponack" 1986
"Sagaponack" 1986

Image of a vodka soda, mounted over a beachball (with the nozzle centered); produced for the Summer group exhibition at Cable Gallery, New York Duratrans photograph, beach-ball 36" x 36" x 12 inches 91cm x 91cm x 30.5cm

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"Idea" 1986
"Idea" 1986

Color Duratrans photograph on light-box 24" x 24" x 3 inches 61cm x 61cm x 7.6cm

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"Sun Blocks" 1986
"Sun Blocks" 1986

Produced for the Summer group exhibition at Cable Gallery, New York Color photographs, nailed to wood each 6" x 6" x 6 inches (approx) 15.2cm x 15.2cm x 15.2cm

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"Sun Block" 1986
"Sun Block" 1986

Produced for the Summer group exhibition at Cable Gallery, New York Color photographs, nailed to wood 6" x 6" x 6 inches (approx) 15.2cm x 15.2cm x 15.2cm

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Semi-Optics announcement
Semi-Optics announcement
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Pompidou catalog
Pompidou catalog

"Les Courtiers du Désir" exhibition catalog, published by Georges Pompidou Art and Culture Foundation, 1987 ISBN 0-942395-00-X Curated by Walter Hopps and Howard Halle Artists: Belcher, Bender, Doran, Koons, Nagy, Steinbach

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Pompidou catalog
Pompidou catalog

"Les Courtiers du Désir" exhibition catalog, published by Georges Pompidou Art and Culture Foundation, 1987 ISBN 0-942395-00-X Curated by Walter Hopps and Howard Halle Artists: Belcher, Bender, Doran, Koons, Nagy, Steinbach

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Pompidou catalog
Pompidou catalog

"Les Courtiers du Désir" exhibition catalog, published by Georges Pompidou Art and Culture Foundation, 1987 ISBN 0-942395-00-X Curated by Walter Hopps and Howard Halle Artists: Belcher, Bender, Doran, Koons, Nagy, Steinbach

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Pompidou catalog
Pompidou catalog

"Les Courtiers du Désir" exhibition catalog, published by Georges Pompidou Art and Culture Foundation, 1987 ISBN 0-942395-00-X Curated by Walter Hopps and Howard Halle Artists: Belcher, Bender, Doran, Koons, Nagy, Steinbach

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Pompidou catalog
Pompidou catalog

"Les Courtiers du Désir" exhibition catalog, published by Georges Pompidou Art and Culture Foundation, 1987 ISBN 0-942395-00-X Curated by Walter Hopps and Howard Halle Artists: Belcher, Bender, Doran, Koons, Nagy, Steinbach

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Pompidou catalog
Pompidou catalog

"Les Courtiers du Désir" exhibition catalog, published by Georges Pompidou Art and Culture Foundation, 1987 ISBN 0-942395-00-X Curated by Walter Hopps and Howard Halle Artists: Belcher, Bender, Doran, Koons, Nagy, Steinbach

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Pompidou catalog
Pompidou catalog

"Les Courtiers du Désir" exhibition catalog, published by Georges Pompidou Art and Culture Foundation, 1987 ISBN 0-942395-00-X Curated by Walter Hopps and Howard Halle Artists: Belcher, Bender, Doran, Koons, Nagy, Steinbach

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Pompidou catalog
Pompidou catalog

"Les Courtiers du Désir" exhibition catalog, published by Georges Pompidou Art and Culture Foundation, 1987 ISBN 0-942395-00-X Curated by Walter Hopps and Howard Halle Artists: Belcher, Bender, Doran, Koons, Nagy, Steinbach

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"Marfa" 1985
"Marfa" 1985

Produced for a group exhibition at 303 (Park South) Gallery Color cibachromes, layered Plexiglas, hardware 8" x 30" x 4 inches 20.3cm x 76.2cm x 10.1cm Collection: Michael Schwartz

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"New Freedom Turbo" 1985
"New Freedom Turbo" 1985

Color photograph, layered Plexiglas, hardware 12" x 12" x 4 inches

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4 x 4 x 4 (Big Red Certs Encounter)
4 x 4 x 4 (Big Red Certs Encounter)

Mounted on the front surface are photos of Beechnut fruit-striped gum which are sliced into stripes, and on the rear base are photos of Certs. Cibachrome photographs, layered plexiglas, hardware 12" x 12" x 24 inches 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 61cm Produced in 1985 Collection: Chase Manhattan Bank

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"Caterpillar" 1985
"Caterpillar" 1985

Color photographs of ink dropped on Handi-Wipes, with Plexiglas, aluminum, hardware 24" x 24" x 24 inches 70cm x 70cm x 70cm

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"Scrunge" 1987
"Scrunge" 1987

From the "Toothpaste" set of 7 prints Edition of 3 Color photograph 8" x 10 inches 20.3cm x 25.4cm

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"Brillo" 1987
"Brillo" 1987

From the "Toothpaste" set of 7 prints Edition of 3 Color photograph 8" x 10 inches 20.3cm x 25.4cm

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"Aqua-Puff" 1988
"Aqua-Puff" 1988

Ultra-Brite toothpaste on a Today spermicidal sponge C-print, edition of one Framed size 41" x 31 inches Collection: Belinda Stronach, Toronto

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E Multiple Edition bottle
E Multiple Edition bottle

“Untitled”, 1987 Color photograph of identical multiple views of itself, screwed to a toilet cleaning product bottle; from the set of various artists’ multiples titled “E” published by Josh Baer Gallery

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