The 'salt cellar silver/gold' by Aldo Bakker (1971) is composed of 100% fine silver with gold on the platform because salt reacts to silver. It combines a container with a platform. The container holds the salt and acts as handle. Salt is sprinkled onto the platform so that it can be picked up from the gold surface or shaken out via the sides.
Aldo Bakker (1971) propagates the idea that objects possess and provoke emotions from the user, and that they can communicate by association, touch, texture and materiality. His work, often strange, yet also strangely familiar, is meant to ask questions and to activate reactions. He writes: 'My objects need to create their own space around them, in order to define their context themselves. I doubt their meaning and hence their use. In the ideal situation, the object gets a status which legitimises itself, independent of its surroundings. '
The salt cellar is adopted in the collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
- Salzkeller Silber / Gold
- Aldo Bakker
- Thomas Eyck
- t.e. 084 , salt cellar, numbered edition of 15
- Geschätzter Zeitraum
- Nach dem Jahr 2000
- Wie neu - unbenutzt
- 3×7×12 cm