The Cheese Stands Alone (one of three matchbooks produced for the work "Having Attained Visibility As Well As Managing To Catch The Eye Of The Spectator")

Louise Lawler, American, born 1947

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1991

Mixed media, artist designed paper on commercially prepared matchsticks

Overall: 1 15/16 × 2 × 5/16 in. (5 × 5.1 × 0.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk

2010.88.18.1

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Mixed Media

Classification

Mixed Media

Not on view

Inscription

Printed, on front: THE CHEESE STANDS ALONE / be safe close cover before striking / ADMATCH 1-800-777-9909; printed, on reverse: Carnegie | International | 1991 / October 19, 1991 – February 16, 1992 / Louise Lawler; Interior Text: Whoever be the individuals that compose it, however like / or unlike be their mode of life, their occupations, their / character, or their intelligence, the fact that they have / been transformed into a crowd puts them in possession / of a sort of collective mind which makes them feel, / think, and act in a manner quite different from that / in which each individual of them would feel, think, / and act were he in a state of isolation. / -- The Crowd Gustave le Bon

Exhibition History

Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 19, 1991-February 16, 1992.

A Space for Dialogue 82, Rejecting the Diminutive: Small-Scale Art, the Viewer, and the Art World, Winnie Yoe, Class of 2014, Homma Family Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 24-July 13, 2014.

"Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art", Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 22-December 6, 2015.

Publication History

Winnie Yoe, A Space for Dialogue 82, Rejecting the Diminutive: Small-Scale Art, the Viewer, and the Art World, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College, 2014, (not included in the checklist).

Published References

Lynne Cooke. "Change of State: An Exposition." In Carnegie International 1991. exh. cat., New York and Pittsburg: The Carnegie Museum of Art, 1991, vol. 2, 16-17, 57.

Provenance

Collection of John T. Kirk and Trevor J. Fairbrother, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 2010.

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