If I Was The State, I Would Not Cry (Bloomitude)

If I Was the State I would not Cry (detail) / 2007 / wood, metal, 3 framed photographies / 146 x 45 x 45 cm + 3x (51,5 x 36 cm) / Show: Faksimile der Schuldverschreibungen (Facsimiles of the certificates of indebtedness) / 18.09. ­ 06.11.2010 / Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna

A spontaneous visit to Villa Tugendhat was interrupted by it’s locked doors. An extensive stay outside the building has only called for a closer look. The Facts: Lehmbruck’s Torso, turning around, was part of the establishment of Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat in Brno. The original was recently bought at an auction for 1.14 million pounds by an unknown person. The fragmentary nature of each torso may play a role in fascination and esteem.