Doorstops for the Daimler Art Collection

[opposite]<br/>Doorstops for the Daimler Art Collection, 2010. Milled stainless steel. Installation view at Haus Huth, Berlin.

Doorstops for the Daimler Art Collection are a set of three bespoke stainless steel doorstops whose dimensions are gauged according to the finger and palm widths of the artist’s hand and the height of the gaps under the doors of the gallery space. This work accompanies From Margin to Margin (Looking for Eileen). These modestly sized sculptures contain no stylistic reference to Gray’s body of work, but may reflect something of her antagonistic relationship towards visibility. Caught between between modesty and stubbornness, they may disappear altogether due to their functional nature in the institution.

 

 

Commissioned for the Daimler Collection. Book in an edition of 200, doorstops are unique and on permanent display at Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth, Berlin. First exhibited as part of the exhibition Minimalism and Applied II, curated by Renate Wiehager and Christian Ganzerberg. The book is available to buy online for €30 from the Daimler website.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will be used in the service of the memory of Eileen Gray.