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Red Apples

© Dan Perjovschi. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

Red Apples

Artist: Dan Perjovschi (Romanian, born 1961)
Culture: Romanian
Date: 1988
Medium: Gelatin silver prints
Dimensions:
six photographs, each: 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of the artist
Label Text:Red Apples was Dan Perjovschi's first installation. He made it as a homecoming present for Lia, who was returning to Oradea (where Dan was living and working) from Bucharest (where she was studying in the Academy of Art). In Red Apples, Dan completely lined the couple's flat in white paper and drew on every surface in black pen. He then lined a drawer in the room in white. Leaving it open, he placed two bright red apples in it, a symbol of erotic pleasure, reinforced by the many times Lia's name appears on the walls of the room along with drawings of interpenetrating male and female figures. Dan and Lia lived in the installation in their apartment for fourteen days in April 1988.
Object number: 2008.4.1