Self portrait as 47 pickles
The pickle is a recurring figure in the work of Erwin Wurm. In 2008, he created an installation entitled Selbstportät all Gurken (Self-Portrait of Gherkins), and places on his pedestal each pickles the contents of a replica painted resin jar. Each condiment was then photographed with the same shooting protocol. The artist’s book Self-Portrait as 47 Pickles brings this series together.