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Francesco 2017, by leading artist Urs Fischer, is a giant four-metre high wax candle sculpture – a portrait of a man gazing intently at his mobile phone – that once lit, burns down over six months and when fully melted is disposed of and then recast to its original form. It is on display at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

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A million dollar work of art is ignited and melts to the ground. National Gallery of Australia director NICK MITZEVICH spoke to InterMedia about the permanent yet ephemeral experience that is Francesco.

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Vol 48 Issue 1
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April 2020
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