title: Fig. 017 "La Soupe de Oringer"
material: JPEG size: a4 year: 2017
Remax on: ARTIST: Marcel Broodthaers (1924–1976) / ORIGINAL TITLE: La Soupe de Daguerre / MEDIUM: Screenprint and 12 photographs, colour, on paper / DIMENSIONS: 530 x 520 mm / FRAME: 540 x 525 x 30 mm / COLLECTION: Tate. The title of this work refers to Louis Daguerre, one of the nineteenth-century inventors of photography. The soup concocted in his name is represented by a chart of its ingredients. However, these ingredients are themselves photographs, whether of 'real' vegetables or of fish made of tissue paper. A label presents the work as if it were a museum exhibit, implying that it belongs to the distant past, perhaps even to Daguerre's era. Although the soup can never be eaten, the photographic images survive in a state of pristine freshness long after 'real' vegetables would have rotted away (source: Tate Collection). And on: Jon Oringer (born May 2, 1974) is an American programmer, photographer, and businessman, best known as the founder and CEO of Shutterstock, a stock media and editing tools provider headquartered in New York City (source: Wikipedia).http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/broodthaers-daguerres-soup-p07214