Photo: Benoit Pailley
Haim Steinbach describes his work as “object groupings.” Positioning the elements of each group in a specific relationship, they receive “psychological roles and identities.” In Untitled (female mannequin right hands), two right hands are placed on a wood base, playing on the notions of pairing and twinning.
Untitled (female mannequin right hands), 1991
Ash-veneered wood shelf and objects
17 × 13 × 6 in (43.1 × 33 × 15.2 cm)
Edition of 40
Courtesy the artist, Jay Gorney, and Sonnabend Gallery, New York