Untitled (The Scream)

Untitled (The Scream)

  • Artist

    Julian Dashper

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    black and white photographs, and wood

  • Size

    320 x 5200 x 375 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1993

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    Jun 1993

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Subjects

    chairs, abstraction, ovals

  • Description

    The potty humour in this work is real – it’s one artist’s joke towards another who has reached great heights. Julian Dashper’s immersion in art making was such that he saw art referenced everywhere. While scouring a well-known junk shop in Grey Lynn, Auckland, he came across this handmade toilet trainer, in which you can see the face of Edvard Munch’s famous painting 'The Scream', 1893. Attuned to the legacy of modern art history, Dashper combines this reference with a row
    of photographs of minimalist numeral paintings that spell out a scream or a caricature of a ghostly ‘oooooooooo’. The work makes a wry comment on art’s history – from the sublime to the ridiculous through another man’s eyes.

Exhibition history

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