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Jared Pappas-Kelley

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526129246

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526129246.001.0001

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The thing that is not a thing

The thing that is not a thing

(p.90) 4 The thing that is not a thing
Solvent Form

Jared Pappas-Kelley

Manchester University Press

Chapter four introduces the example of the Momart warehouse fire, in which large amounts of art—including high profile Young British Art—was destroyed when a thief apparently broke into an adjoining space and set the complex on fire. Works such as Tracey Emin’s Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 (lost in the fire) are examined, as well as accounts of the public backlash and media attention surrounding this event. In addition, the implications of Jake and Dinos Chapman’s exact remake of Emin's piece as The Same Only Better are considered, along with the event's legacy and the expectation that these works of art will endure.

Keywords:   Momart fire, Citizen Kane, Young British Artists, Jake and Dinos Chapman, The Same Only Better, Georges Bataille

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