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From the DS Archives: Daniel Lefcourt

Today from the DS archives we dig deep to bring you an early article written about Daniel Lefcourt. His current show, Mockup, is on view at White Flag Projects until June 23, don’t miss it!

“Mockup is a storage room, a stage set, a mausoleum, a trade show, a diagram, a game board, a studio, a retail store, a pictograph, a classroom, a museum display, an architectural model, and a sign-makers workshop. Like composite wood — the material from which the artworks are made — each object is at once real and solid, and simultaneously a mere semblance or substitute.”

The following article was originally published by Seth Curcio on October 13, 2007:


New York City based artist Daniel Lefcourt currently is exhibiting his first solo exhibition in Zurich with the Mitterrand and Sanz Gallery. For this show, the artist will present a group of new sculptures some of which have been designed specifically for the gallery space. Lefcourt’s work is carefully positioned between sculpture and painting, creating a dialogue between real and abstracted space. The artist often calls into question that which is usually negated or denied, revealing signs of absence. For the exhibition, that artist prepared this statement about the work “I am not going to address specifics… I have no present knowledge… I have already been quite clear about this in the past… your interpretation in no way corresponded to my intention… This is the only answer I can give you… I am not at liberty to disclose… The declarations being made are outlandish and filled with error… Such a thing is pure speculation… I’m sorry you understood it that way… It’s unfortunate…” Lefcourt was born in NYC and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997 and his MFA from Columbia University in 2005. Since, the artist has completed solo exhibitions at Sutton Lane in Paris (2007) and Taxter and Spengemann in NYC (2004/06) among others..