All Of this Has Not Occurred
Closes January 25, 2014
In the project room is an installation entitled “1/3-Scale Retrospective.” This series presents older works from White reproduced at exactly one-third of their original size. These seemingly exquisite reproductions, upon closer inspection, are unfaithful knock-offs produced at Xiamen Unique Oil Painting Co., Ltd. in China. By subcontracting out the replication of selections from his oeuvre, White plays with notions of appropriation, authorship, and the ‘fake’ phenomenon specific to luxury brands, and takes a playful jab at the hallowed ‘retrospective’ of the established—and often dead—artist by staging a false one of his own work in miniature.