Year of production: 2005
Dimensions: 24 x 68 x 6cm
Materials: Acrylics, gun with a silencer, holy communion dress, pearl, diamond, bullet
Edition: Unique piece, In collection of the Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
About: A briefcase containing a silver-plated pistol with a silencer, a bullet, a pearl, a diamond, a gold-plated bullet and a child’s tulle dress. This set of objects, in combination with the title of the work, leaves little to the imagination – although this could be a case of planted evidence. By conspicuously aiming the pistol at the dress, Noten constructs a story, as if objects found at the crime scene during a police investigation had been rearranged many times on his workbench until the connections finally became clear.
Photo credits: Atelier Ted Noten