Pineapple in Purple #1

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The artist brand Teko van Kuyk continues innovating and pushing the boundaries of fruit-based art. No other artist in history has been as productive when it comes to using pineapples as the center of their art practice.

His ongoing series of pineapple-art deal with the misconception that South American countries are only as valuable as their fruit exports, that the so-called ‘banana republics’ play no real value in international trade, designated to their role as fruit exported, and that they should be happy to be allowed to play at all…

It started as a joke, when the artist decided to become, himself, one of these ‘fruit exporters’. Upon leaving his homeland in South America, he figured it would be ‘funny’ to move to Europe only to produce fruit-based art and sell it in the European art market, making fun of their idea of ‘the exotic Latin artist’.

Pineapples in Technicolor is a new series of works, growing upon previous works related to pineapples. In this case, the art takes the form of spray-painted fruit, photographed on a white background, giving them the feeling of flying fruits.

No fruit was wasted in the production of this series, all used fruit became cocktails.

The artworks come in a limited edition of 15 copies, printed in paper of thickness: 10.3 mil And weighting 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m 2), with an Adler wood frame and acrylic protector, all the hanging gear is included.

Artworks come with a digital Certificate of Authenticity and ready to hang.

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