Julian Dashper

Untitled (The Scream)

Untitled (The Scream) by Julian Dashper

Artwork Detail

The potty humour in this work is real – it’s one artist’s joke towards another who has reached great heights. Julian Dashper’s immersion in art making was such that he saw art referenced everywhere. While scouring a well-known junk shop in Grey Lynn, Auckland, he came across this handmade toilet trainer, in which you can see the face of Edvard Munch’s famous painting 'The Scream', 1893. Attuned to the legacy of modern art history, Dashper combines this reference with a row

of photographs of minimalist numeral paintings that spell out a scream or a caricature of a ghostly ‘oooooooooo’. The work makes a wry comment on art’s history – from the sublime to the ridiculous through another man’s eyes.

Untitled (The Scream)
Julian Dashper
Production date
black and white photographs, and wood
320 x 5200 x 375 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1993
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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