51 x 61cm
signed centre top 'S F Pinker' and dated bottom right '1974
inscribed on the reverse 'Merete' and on label with the artist's name
and the title
To me it is a rather sad and cold painting. The white figure with
the black mask and the black figure with the white mask are silent
and isolated. There is no communication whatsoever. These people
become things and are interchangeable with the lifeless objects. It
is difficult in a reproduction of this painting to distinguish
between what is a painted object and the attached found objects.
There is a painted rose as well as a plastic rose; a painted white
label and a plastic orange tag, and so forth. What I am saying is
that a rose is a rose but sometimes not a rose…. there are some
things we can be sure of and other things not. I reworked this
painting over an extended period, hence the 8 underlying the 1974 in
the bottom right corner.