Nick Cave's Installation of the Button Arch

Nick Cave's Installation of the Button Arch

The thousands of white buttons that make up the Button Arch in the first gallery you enter were attached to a flexible wire screen (like the material found on patio screen doors) using merchandising tag guns. A majority of the buttons were "tagged" in Cave's Chicago studio, but some lucky Museum staff, as well as interns from the Modern & Contemporary Art Department also helped tag additional buttons during installation.

Nick Cave: Sojourn is a special ticketed exhibition on view June 9-September 22, 2013.

Nick Cave: Sojourn is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible through the significant support of Vicki and Kent Logan, U.S. Bank, and PB&K Family Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.

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Hand "tagging" buttons with a merchadise tagging gun for the Button Archway.

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Installation of Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery

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Button Archway detail.

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Installation of Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery

Nick Cave, Button Archway, 2013, mixed media. Installation of Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery

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Installation of Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery

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Installation of Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery

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Installation of Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery

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Installation of Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery

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Installation of Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery

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Installation of Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery

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Using a merchandise tagging gun, Nick Cave's Studio Assistant Holly Kruse adds more buttons to the Button Archway.

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Left to right, Bob Faust and Nick Cave determining if additional buttons need to be installed for the Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery.

Nick Cave, Button Archway, 2013, mixed media. Left to right, Bob Faust and Nick Cave installing Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery

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Nick Cave installing Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery.

Nick Cave, Button Archway, 2013, mixed media. Installation of Button Archway in Anschutz Gallery

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Nick Cave, Soundsuits, 2013, mixed media including fabric, buttons and sequins. Left to right, Bob Faust and Nick Cave installing Soundsuits in Anschutz Gallery

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Nick Cave, Soundsuits, 2013, mixed media including fabric, buttons and sequins. Left to right, Nick Cave and Bob Faust installing Soundsuits in Anschutz Gallery

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Nick Cave, Soundsuits, 2013, mixed media including fabric, buttons and sequins. Left to right, Nick Cave and Bob Faust installing Soundsuits in Anschutz Gallery

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Nick Cave, Soundsuits, 2013, mixed media including fabric, buttons and sequins. Installation of Soundsuits in Anschutz Gallery

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