241. Wim Delvoye

Wim Delvoye
(1965)
Bell is broken, Please knock, Tina (2000)
Signed, titled, dated 2000 and numbered 3/6 on the reverse
C-print on aluminium, 100 x 125.1 cm
Provenance:
– Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerpen, 2001
– Private collection, the Netherlands
Note:
“Fun, provocative, and rebellious” are three words that perfectly describe Wim Delvoye, a Belgium neo-conceptual artist known for his eclectic and daring work, in which he explores contradictions such as the sacred and the profane.
Delvoye’s oeuvre is characterised by a harmonious amalgamation of high and low culture, where elements of kitsch and popular imagery intertwine seamlessly. His use of diverse materials, ranging from stained glass to concrete, demonstrates a commitment to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression. Notably, Delvoye has even incorporated live animals into his work, underscoring his penchant for daring experimentation.
This work, titled ‘Bell is Broken’, is one of Delvoye’s iconic mountain carvings, in which he inscribes short SMS-style messages on a large scale. The manipulated photographs explore the discrepancy between our everyday life and the larger forces of nature.

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