Al Dente, 2003 (For Parkett 69), 2003
Italian ceramic, lacquer, plastic, plate with two toy figures (cow and dinosaur), each unique and handmade by the artist, edition 74/XX, signed and numbered label Contact Gallery
29.7 x 20 x 26 cm
11 11/16 x 7 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches
'Models—I wanted the pieces to be like models—are usually more fragile than some monumental metal sculpture. And people often find it very pleasing when they can still see something old, intended as a sketch, because it’s been preserved. Fragility can be a very beautiful thing, more beautiful than something that’s obviously made to last forever. It’s very important to me that the things I’m making are really by me, and not made by assistants or farmed out as commissions. Every piece is by me, made by my own hand.'
Isa Genzken interview with Michael Krajewski, Parkett No. 69, 2003 Courtesy Parkett.