Pre-historic Works

1983

During art school, Joep van Lieshout made several functional objects, such as Boat, Sofa and Operation Table. The Sofa was made for scientists and philosophers. In the table was a concealed gun hided that shoots backwards. The Operation Table was made to cure people, but it looks like a worn out butcher’s block, customized for obscure pleasures. These objects already contained the contradiction between the rational and the irrational.