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This stone is from the mountain

Jimmie Durham, documenta 9, 1992

"This Stone is from the Mountain / This Stone is from the Red Palace" is a work by the documenta artist Jimmie Durham for documenta 9, 1992. Both stones are made of sandstone and each one is approximately 50 cm x 50 cm x 50 cm in size. The work of art is found inKassel's city centre on the Gustav Mahler steps on the way into the Karlsaue.

With this rather unobtrusive work, Durham is casting an ironic look at the culture of the conservation of works of art and the feeling of reverence in the face of exhibited works of art.