This is a detail from a sculpture called “Chas’ Stainless Steel, Mark Thompson’s Airplane Parts, About 1000 Pounds of Stainless Steel Wire, and Gagosian’s Beverly Hills Space” which is about as ungainly a title as I’ve come across. It’s a piece of art that is ridiculously easy to mock if you are so inclined — it is quite literally a bunch of junk tied together. I am not so inclined, however, because the whole is certainly more than the sum of the parts. I’ll publish an image of the entire piece in the future. Among other things, it perfectly fits the space it currently occupies, in the courtyard of the Museum of Contemporary Art on Grand Avenue in Los Angeles. I have found images of the piece in its original location and I believe it fits better here. Everyone involved should really consider keeping it where it is, although I’m not sure if a museum of contemporary art can even have a permanent collection.
The image is a wide-angle close-up looking up from underneath the piece, again taken with the Olympus E-PL1 and HDR processed.