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VISKUM / WORKS / PAINTINGS & PERFORMANCE

The Hand that Never Stopped Painting (1998–). In 1997 Viskum acquired a human hand removed from a corps. It lay for six months in his studio before he started using it as a paintbrush. The only information Viskum gives about the hand’s origin is that it is from a man who lived to be more than 60 years old. When Viskum paints a picture with the hand he considers it the remains of a performance. The photos show the first painting made with The hand that never stopped painting in 1998, as well as a large painting created that same year. At an exhibition in Denmark a gallery visitor tagged on the large painting. This vandalization occurred during normal opening hours. Later, during that same exhibition, the hand was stolen. It eventually

THE HAND THAT NEVER STOPPED PAINTING I / 1998

THE HAND THAT NEVER STOPPED PAINTING XXIV / 1998

THE NEW HAND XII / 2008