About Daniel Arsham
Daniel Arsham’s uchronic aesthetics revolves around his concept of fictional archaeology. Working in sculpture, architecture, drawing, and film, he creates and crystallizes ambiguous in-between spaces or situations, and further stages what he refers to as future relics of the present. They are eroded casts of modern artifacts and contemporary human figures, which he expertly makes out of some geological material such as sand, selenite, or volcanic ash for them to appear as if they had just been unearthed after being buried for ages. Always iconic, most of the objects that he turns into stone refer to the late 20th century or millennial era, when technological obsolescence unprecedentedly accelerated along with the digital dematerialization of our world. While the present, the future, and the past poetically collide in his haunted yet playful visions between romanticism and pop art, Daniel Arsham also experiments with the timelessness of certain symbols and gestures across cultures.
Level P1 Provenance
Works with P1 Level Provenance have a documented history of ownership. These works are obtained by the gallery by the Artist or Publisher, or transferred to the gallery by the original purchaser. These works are sold with a provenance report that includes:
- A Detailed Description of The Work
- High-Resolution Photographs
- Artist Biography
- Condition Report
- Gallery Invoice
- Bill of Sale
- Copy of Original Purchase Documents
- Statement from Original Purchaser (Completed at the discretion of original owner)
- Ownership History
Daniel Arsham continues his Future Relics series with the new Eroded DeLorean resin sculpture edition. A scaled-down version of his lifesize sculpture (2018) of the iconic 1981 DMC DeLorean that captured imaginations and became synonymous with the car of the future from its starring role in the Back To The Future film series. Just over a foot long (30 cm), the Eroded DeLorean retains much of the original sculpture’s detail with eroded sections and underlying crystalline structure seen throughout the vehicle from the body panels and the functional, articulated gull-wing doors to the seats and the interior.