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Erró in Fragments

Iceland’s most famous pop artist, Erró, who currently lives and works in Paris, recently cut his 180-square-meter painting into pieces and gave to the public.

Erró’s piece had been hanging on the BHV warehouse since May 26, and a large crowd gathered when the pieces were given out, Morgunbladid reports.

Laufey Helgadóttir, art historian, says that such an act is like a modern Bayeux Tapestry. “If someone would try to gather up the pieces after a few years, it wouldn’t be an easy task, because there were people from all over the world there so the fragments will be spread across the globe.”

According to Helgadóttir, Erró has always classified himself as “a figurative narrative” artist, and by cutting his art into pieces and spreading it around, he was expressing that something that is whole can change into shattered fragments and still be art.

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