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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

2014
Acrylic paint on wall,
site-specific dimensions









This piece consists in the transcription with paint of a recommendation letter written by one of my employers whilst living in London. His company designs and manufactures luxury items. I worked for him on several occasions as an assistant at different Trade and Design fairs. I have previously used this letter to apply to other jobs.

His letter is a positive critique of my non-artistic labour and skills; however, it seems to describe the ideal entrepreneur artist. The time spent in both jobs – as an assistant in a fair and as an artist painting the gallery wall – was given a very different value, even if one was dependent on the other and they took place almost simultaneously.



CREDITS:
Installation views of The Capitalist Function of the Ragpicker, L21 Gallery (Madrid, Spain, 2014)
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Documentation © John Forest