Katahdin

Margaret Lee

Sculpture

plaster, paint
2.25 x 1.25 x 1.5 inches
Edition: Edition of 90 + 15 APs
Provenance: Shandaken Project

Description

Margaret Lee’s Katahdin is a cast and hand-painted replica of a Katahdin potato grown by Shandaken Project director Nicholas Weist. She is interested in the potato as a classless object: a banal, staple foodstuff that ignores social barriers. The new potatoes exist somewhere between an edition, a readymade, and a unique artwork: each is hand painted, however they are all cast from the same mold. Each comes with a signed and numbered certificate from the artist.