Gestaltkunstwerk Vases

German artist Markus Linnenbrink's edition of lacquer-coated plastic recyclables

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German artist Markus Linnenbrink recently crafted a set of vases from recyclables, reinventing their surfaces using colorful resins.

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The Dortmund-based sculptor calls his latest work Gestaltkunstwerk; roughly translated, it means “formed artwork” and is a play-on-words of Gesamtkunstwerk “consummate art.&#8221.


Linnenbrink slathered each piece with generous coats of lacquer finish on discarded bottles to create post-consumer artwork of various shapes, sizes and colors. With prices ranging from $300 to $1,200, the fruits of his labors sell from Artware Editions in Manhattan.
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