Öyvind Fahlström (Artist), Multiples Gallery Inc (Publisher)

Section of World Map - A Puzzle

Section of World Map - A Puzzle by Öyvind Fahlström, Multiples Gallery Inc

Artwork Detail

Swedish artist Öyvind Fahlström originally created this cartoon puzzle of the world as a do-it-yourself interactive. The enticing colour and playful format belie a political undertone. The map pieces carry stories of corruption, suffering and oppression in

their frames, challenging the viewer to play god of the universe in their rearrangement of the Earth. Fahlström turned to painting after studying art history and archaeology. He started making assemblages as early as 1957, and this multiple reveals his often eclectic interests and ethical position.

Section of World Map - A Puzzle
Öyvind Fahlström, Multiples Gallery Inc
Production date
five-colour process silkscreen on die-cut vinyl
457 x 711 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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