Work of Art (iStock)
WORK OF ART (ISTOCK)
In collaboration with Maria Anwander
2017, archival print, Diasec, 75 x 105 cm
For this series photos from different stock photo agencies were downloaded illegally and blurred until the whole image – including the copyright imprint – has transformed into an abstract gradient. The original pictures, which are on sale by photo agencies to illustrate articles in print and online media, show a staged view onto the art world. The blurred and alienated images still carry their original caption from the agencies and read among others "Work of Art (iStock)", "Beautiful Picture in Art Gallery (shutterstock)" or "Captivated by a Masterpiece (gettyimages)".