Art Amsterdam
11.05.2011 — 15.05.2011
Simon Gush
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21 Gun Salute for the Death of a Collector 2007. For his first solo show in a commercial gallery (Michael Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town), Simon Gush presented an exhibition that took the relationship between artists and collectors as a starting point. Discussions around the increasingly prominent profile of collectors in the international art-world have escalated in recent years. He approached this exhibition as a backdrop within this debate. The show comprised of a single certificate of authenticity. This sets out the terms of a contract stating that the collector who purchases the work will have a 21 gun salute performed at his/her funeral.