Roxy Paine

Bad Planet, 2005

Foam, epoxy, lacquer, oil, stainless steel
165,1 × 152,4 × 152,4 cm

The work “Bad Planet”, 2005 by Roxy Paine, underscores the artist’s pessimism: a gruesomely blotchy, uninhabitable orb that looks like a hapless planet from “The Little Prince,” about to implode from its own inner corruption.

“Control – is a humanly constructed concept, and yet we are surprised when we encounter a system we have no control over. The other critical idea is translation – translation between two seemingly incompatible languages; systems and scales of time, geological forces and pipes, the power of government and the force of wind.”
- Roxy Paine

“Bad Planet”, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow: Apr – May 2008
Roxy Paine (New York 1966), EXPO 2015
FAI – Villa e Collezione Panza – Varese, Italy. 1 June – 31 December 2015

Roxy Paine. Opere – Works 1993-2015. FAI – Villa e Collezione Panza – Varese, Italy, 2015. pp.61
Roxy Paine. Rizzoli Electa 2018, p. 64. A Division of Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, USA

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