The work of Joep van Lieshout and his collective Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) embraces a wide range of moods: aggressive, humorous, sensual and hard. But rarely has he made a work as unnerving as this large sculpture in which sacks hang from a tree and others lie on the ground. Their contents are unclear but they harbour no good. Inadvertently, the work evokes Billie Holiday’s harrowing song 'Strange Fruit' about the lynching of black people in the southern states of America.
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|Title||Tree & Bags|
|Material and technique||Polyurethane|
Installation > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Height 405 cm
Width 510 cm
Depth 550 cm
Atelier Van Lieshout
|Accession number||BEK 1866 a-j (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with support of: BankGiro Loterij 2011|
Futuro, utopie in constructie (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
|Research||Digitising Contemporary Art, City Collection|
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