This artwork belongs to the series of critical assemblages by Lubo Kristek. The pearl rose rising from the labyrinth of traps is a symbol of a luxury pitfall. The one who only focuses on the rose doesn’t see the whole picture – the entire complex is a huge trap that will snap shut. Another level of meaning forms the framing, which is upholstered like a door in a psychiatric solitary room. Not a single sound can escape from the soundproofed space.


  • Title: Soundproof Aesthetic of Luxuriety
  • Creator: Lubo Kristek
  • Date Created: 1976
  • Physical Dimensions: 152 × 101 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Assemblage (art)
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Trap, Rose
  • Art Movement: Conceptual art
  • Art Form: Sculpture, Assemblage, Assemblage (art)
  • Original Title: Entlärmte Ästhetik des Luxuriesens

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