Artist Sells Shadows of Famous Sculptures, Francis Bacon Painting to Auction—and More

Ana Prvacki, Sam Durant==2015 MOCA GALA==The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA==May 30, 2015==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - DAVID CROTTY/patrickmcmullan.com====

Artists Ana Prvacki and Sam Durant at the 2015 MOCA Gala. (Photo: David Crotty/patrickmcmullan.com)

Los Angeles-based artist Ana Prvacki is displaying the most famous works of artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons at L.A.’s 1301PE gallery. But, the physical works aren’t actually on view, only their silhouetted shapes cast as shadows on the wall make up the show. The artist is selling the shadows for 1 percent of the price the originals fetched at auction.

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Artist Sells Shadows of Famous Sculptures, Francis Bacon Painting to Auction—and More