CONCEPTUAL ART

Wealth or happiness?

conceptual art
The Axe

My reason for living…

 

Many artists find inspiration in misery, rage or desperation and express their turmoil through their works.

 

I am lucky not to have been in such dramatic situations, and I try, through my art, to show that everything can change from one moment to the next, that there is nothing more important in life than happiness and certainly not material goods.

 

Money can obviously contribute to happiness, but many people run only after money and right past happiness, as if blinded by what they possess, or would like to possess.

 

These artificial pleasures, fed by greed, narcissism or vanity, deform or destroy the notion of happiness.

 

Through my art, I strive to denounce this kind of behaviour with humour and cynicism.

 

Hedonism is my reason for living.

 

                                                                                      Dan GERBO      2016


COLLECTION  8 Boards with ax and the 8 common banknotes.

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The Ax with 2 GBP 50

"The AX"  GBP 2x50

Ax stuck in a frame containing two real GBP 50 banknotes

 40x50x30cm           Dan GERBO on 2016

Original work limited to 8 copies and 4 artist proofs.

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The Ax with 2 USD 100

"The AX"  USD 2x100

Ax stuck in a frame containing two real USD 100 banknotes

 40x50x30cm           Dan GERBO on 2016

Original work limited to 8 copies and 4 artist proofs.

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The Ax with 2 EUR 100

"The AX"   EUR 2x100

Ax stuck in a frame containing two real EUR 100 banknotes

 40x50x30cm           Dan GERBO on 2016

Original work limited to 8 copies and 4 artist proofs.

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The Ax with 2 CHF 100

"The AX"   CHF 2x100

Ax stuck in a frame containing two real CHF 100 banknotes

 40x50x30cm           Dan GERBO on 2016

Original work limited to 8 copies and 4 artist proofs.


  " DOLLAR JUICE " Dan GERBO  2015

 

For his 60th birthday, Dan Gerbo made 60 bottles of Dollar Juice. Each bottle contains USD 100 in various banknotes preserved in a secret liquid. All the banknote numbers are listed on the certificate of authenticity.  Each bottle is numbered and can de sol separately.

   

Auction at Christie's  in London

 A bottle of "DOLLAR JUICE" was auctioned at Christie's (King Street) in London in March 2016.
The entire recipe of this sale was paid to Terrence Higgins Trust in the fight 
against HIV.

Dan Gerbo Christie's
Dan GERBO Christie's
Conceptual Art
Dollar juice

VIDEO ABOUT DOLLAR JUICE

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Dollar juice

Greed, narcissism or vanity?

THE FERRARI PIERCED  BY A WOODEN STAKE

Ferrari Testarossa in perfect condition

 

 

Ferrari, the symbol of strength 

unique piece

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Conceptual Art


Louis Vuitton autopsy Vintage

 

unique piece

Genuine vintage Louis Vuitton attache-case 
CONCEPTUAL ART
The sawn Louis Vuitton. Dan GERBO -120x80x18cm

Louis Vuitton autopsy 

 

Original work limited to 8 copies and 4 artist proofs.

Genuine new Louis Vuitton attache-case 
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Attache-case "President" Louis Vuitton New 100x70x20cm

The british sheep

unique piece

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The british sheep 137x108x8cm
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The Rolex

The Rolex

Authentic Rolex pierced by a nail 

unique piece

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The Rolex 40x40x135cm

 " Femme fatale "

Real Louboutin with 100 $

Original work limited to 8 copies and 4 artist proofs.

Louboutin Art
Louboutin

The last trip (Louis Vuitton)

 

Real Louis Vuitton case

Unique piece

CONCEPTUAL ART
The last trip

The last trip

 

 Aluminium case
Original work limited to 8 copies and 4 artist proofs.

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The last trip

GOLD AGAINST BLOOD 

French knife (Opinel) + 5gr fine gold 

 

    Original work limited to 8 copies and 4 artist proofs.    

Cupidity
French knife (Opinel) + 5 grams of fine gold (999,9)

CUPIDITY

Resin skull with 100 $             

 

    Original work limited to 8 copies and 4 artist proofs.    

Cupidity
CUPIDITY Resin skull with 100 $

Money allways money

 

Exploder with 500 real 1 USD  bank notes

unique piece

 

- First price from the "14th Internationaler Kunstpreis" on March 2015 in Stuttgart  in Germany                                            

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Money, allways Money

500 real 1US$ banknotes

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Money, always Money : 500 real 1US$ banknotes

THE TRAP 

Mouse Trap and real bank note     Original work limited to 8 copies and 4 artist proofs.      


The broken ropes

Nutcracker

Unique piece

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Nutcracker

To be or not to be

Unique piece

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To be or not to be 70x80x222cm

Reprieve   A live fish in the aquarium

 

Unique piece

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Reprieve A live fish in the aquarium

Catapult

Unique piece

- New York April 2014  -   Certificate of Excellence from the 29th Chelsea International fine Art  competition

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Catapult 150x25x166cm

Ball breaker

Real testicles conserved in formalin

 Original work limited to 8 copies and 4 artist proofs.

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BALL BREAKER 98 x 50 x 150cm

Real testicles conserved in formalin

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Real testicles conserved in formalin

Unusual

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Performance " The lost Knight "  

 

 

  unique piece

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the picture to watch the video. 

 

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Kalashnicov AK47 Slow motion

 PERFORMANCE with Slow motion video. 

 

Performance " Kalashnikov won't always win " 

 

 The performance of the Kalashnikov tested by Dan GERBO. 

 

 4 shots on four metal plates of different thickness: 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm. 

 

Filmed by two cameras in slow motion over 500 000 frames per second. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 unique piece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the picture to watch the video. 

 

COP 21

Result of global warming

unique piece

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COP 21

Result of global warming

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COP21

The strength of the weak

unique piece

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The strength of the weak 115x75x206cm

The weakness of the strong

 

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The weakness of the strong 50x40x104cm

The nail

unique piece

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The nail 220x48x118cm

Illusion

unique piece

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ILLUSION 160x140x177cm

Genesis

unique piece

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Genesis 150x50cm

Injury

unique piece

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Injury 60x60x221cm

Suffering

unique piece

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Suffering 122x82cm

Destruction

unique piece

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Destruction 156x38x64cm

        Dan GERBO was born in Mulhouse ( France) in 1955. 

 

After having devoted much of his career to interior design and modern figurative paintings, he now introduces a new kind of conceptual art, or better; demonstrative art.

 

 

Through his works which are unique and unusual, he shows life, strength and weakness and he makes us feel stirred and surprised.

 

This new creativity of contemporary art based on symbols releases strong and surprising energy.

 

 

Paintings 2009 - 2010

Galerie AUDET

32 rue Berthe Molly

68/000 COLMAR

France

 

Tel:          +33 (0)389 20 83 17

Email:      galerie.art.audet@live.fr

SOLO SHOW Dan GERBO
SOLO SHOW Dan GERBO (Colmar)

Galerie zum Harnish

Lindenstrasse 42

4123 Allschwil

Switzerland

 

Basel Art Center

Riehentorstrasse 31

4058 Basel 

 

galeriezumharnisch@gmx.ch

 

www.galeriezumharnisch.com

www.mixedartbasel.com

www.baselartenter.ch

 

GOODWIN Gallery Hamburg

Kleine Johannisstrasse 5

20457 Hamburg

Germany

 

info@goodwin-gallery.com

Tel: +49(0)40 309 546 30

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