Inspired by Marcel Duchamps Fountain (1917), a sculpture made by displacing an industrial design object from its typical mens room context, designer Wong worked in a similarly astute manner. His clever works, always get to the point quickly. He called himself a para-Conceptualist, which suggests that he goes beyond or around an idea before turning to the object.
Related Exhibition Tobias Wong
Tuesday, May 03, 2011, 12:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, assistant curator of architecture and design, SFMOMA
Image: Tobias Wong and Ju$t another Rich Kid, Coke Spoon 01, Coke Spoon 02, and Swizzle Stick from the Indulgent series, 2005; Collection SFMOMA, purchases through a gift of an anonymous donor, and gift of CITIZEN; © Estate of Tobias Wong and Ju$t another Rich Kid