Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945)
Kein Ding, Kein Ich, Keine Form, Kein Grundsatz (Sind Sicher) No Thing, No Self, No Form, No Principle (Was Certain)
numberd '14/40' (on top of the box); signed, numbered and dated '14/40 Joseph Kosuth 1992' (lower right of the glass plate)
printed glass plate and a book, in original portfolio
glass plate: 37.5 x 50cm.
Executed in 1992 and published in 1993, this work is number fourteen from an edition of forty, published by Edition Cantz, Stuttgart
Edition Cantz, Stuttgart.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1993.
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'We understand the meaning of an individual word by seeing it in reference to the whole sentence; and reciprocally, the sentence’s meaning as a whole is dependent on the meaning of individual words. By extension, an individual concept derives its meaning from a context or horizon within which it stands; yet the horizon is made up of the very elements to which it gives meaning ... understanding is circular then' – Joseph Kosuth

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