comparative imagery: crate and barrel.
When I was an intern, I witnessed the crating of Eva Hesse’s No Title, currently on view at the Whitney. Straps supported the latex-covered rope, slings cradled the fragile, already-cracking surface—all working to fight to ominous and inevitable force that is gravity. Crates are essential to the support, protection, and careful transportation of cultural relics, but in these works, the crate is the artwork.
Sam Collins, Sometimes the Journey is Better than the Destination, 2010 (source)
Richard Artschwager, title, year (source)