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Haim Steinbach
b. 1944
Haim Steinbach Untitled (sneakers) 2013 Wood, plas...
Haim Steinbach
Untitled (sneakers)
2013
Wood, plastic laminate and glass box; sneakers
48 1/2  x 36 1/2 x 19 inches; 123.2 x 92.7 x 48.3 cm
Haim Steinbach mandarin red 2 2008/2012 plastic la...
Haim Steinbach
mandarin red 2
2008/2012
plastic laminated wood shelf, plastic cauldron, metal and wood cart core, 5 rubber dog chews
46 1/4  x 86 1/2 x 17 inches 117.5 x 219.7 x 43.2 cm
Haim Steinbach oxygen 2011 plastic laminated wood...
Haim Steinbach
oxygen
2011
plastic laminated wood shelf; rubber dog chew; vinyl “Sleepwalking Child” by Yoshitomo Nara; vinyl “Munny” figure; vinyl Cheshire Cat figure
40 1/4 x 67 x 19 inches; 102.2 x 170.2 x 48.3 cm
Haim Steinbach Forsythia PLS5/2SB 2010 plastic lam...
Haim Steinbach
Forsythia PLS5/2SB
2010
plastic laminated wood shelf, electronic laser level, plastic "safety boots"
21 3/8 x 43 1/4 x 13 inches; 54.3 x 109.9 x 13 cm
Haim Steinbach Rodchenko 1A 2010 plastic laminated...
Haim Steinbach
Rodchenko 1A
2010
plastic laminated wood shelf, 3 plastic "Safety Boots," rubber dog chew
24 1/2 x 41 x 15 1/2 inches; 62.2 x 104.1 x 39.4 cm
signed, dated, and titled on bottom of shelf
Haim Steinbach oz 2009 plastic laminated wood shel...

Haim Steinbach
oz
2009
plastic laminated wood shelf; mount rabbit; rubber dog chew
49 3/4 x 29 1/5 x 24 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (emergency sign, shot glas...
Haim Steinbach
Untitled (emergency sign, shot glasses, dog chews)
2009
plastic laminated wood shelf; plastic emergency sign; glass and metal “Black Bull” shot glass; glass and metal “Black Moose” shot glass; 2 rubber dog chews
48 1/2 x 87 1/2 x 27 inches; 123.2 x 222.3 x 68.6 cm
Haim Steinbach Display #66 - P & S 2009 Proenza Sc...

Haim Steinbach
Display #66 - P & S
2009
Proenza Schouler accessories, carpet, rubber dog chews, "Poochie Flump String Balls", plastic garlic containers, metal bed frame

Haim Steinbach a military theme 2008 plastic lamin...
Haim Steinbach
a military theme
2008
plastic laminated wooden platform; dog chews, metal bed frames
74 x 108 x 132 inches; 188 x 274.3 x 335.3 cm
Haim Steinbach mr. peanut 2008 Plastic laminated w...
Haim Steinbach
mr. peanut
2008
Plastic laminated wood shelf; rubber dog chew; paper maché, steel “Mr. Peanut” sculpture
57 x 43 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches; 144.8 x 110 x 64.8 cm
Haim Steinbach Untitled (dog chews, chain, scarecr...
Haim Steinbach
Untitled (dog chews, chain, scarecrow) 2
2008
plastic laminated wood shelf; 2 rubber dog chews; plastic chain; plastic owl
43 x 73 x 21 inches; 109.2 x 185.4 x 53.3 cm
Haim Steinbach it is III-1 2008 plastic laminated...
Haim Steinbach
it is III-1
2008
plastic laminated wood shelf; “Frosted Flakes” cereal box and 3 rubber dog chews
31 3/4 x 51 x 16 inches; 80.6 x 129.5 x 40.6 cm
Haim Steinbach tonkong rubbermaid II-1 2007 plasti...

Haim Steinbach
tonkong rubbermaid II-1
2007
plastic laminated wood shelf; 2 plastic and steel Tonka toy trucks; plastic and metal wring bucket; rubber dog chew
69 3/4 x 115 1/2 x 23 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (rock, fruit bowl, duck, r...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (rock, fruit bowl, duck, root, pumpkins, horseman)
2006
birch plywood, plastic laminate and glass box; quarried rock; Chinese ceramic fruit bowl; Korean ceramic vessel; plastic tree root; plastic Halloween lanterns; Korean ceramic statuette
38 1/2 x 60 x 16 1/2 inches

Haim Steinbach River Elmo 2006 birch plywood, plas...

Haim Steinbach
River Elmo
2006
birch plywood, plastic laminate and glass box; Korean ceramic vases; plastic modular toy/plastic Halloween lantern; ceramic teapot; wax candle; paper hat
42 x 47 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (rocks, bird) 2006 MDF she...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (rocks, bird)
2006
MDF shelf; rocks; Korean ceramic inker
13 1/2 x 53 1/2 x 14 inches

Haim Steinbach Display #55 - North East South West...

Haim Steinbach
Display #55 - North East South West
2000
dimensions variable

Haim Steinbach Untitled (baby) 2004 wood, plastic...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (baby)
2004
wood, plastic laminate and glass box; ceramic baby
51 x 36 x 17 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (insoles, corks) 1997 MDF...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (insoles, corks)
1997
MDF compound shelf; foam insoles; corks
19 x 49 x 15 1/2 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (breast mugs, Marilyn guit...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (breast mugs, Marilyn guitar) I-2
1990
plastic laminated wood shelf; painted wood, plastic and metal electric guitar; 8 ceramic breast mugs
74 1/2 x 54 1/4 x 29 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (daybed, coffin) 1989 waln...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (daybed, coffin)
1989
walnut veneered wood box: steel, leather Mies van der Rohe daybed; wood coffin; paper mache skeleton
69 3/8 x 101 1/2 x 82 1/8 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (daybed, coffin) 1989 waln...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (daybed, coffin)
1989
walnut veneered wood box: steel, leather Mies van der Rohe daybed; wood coffin; paper mache skeleton
69 3/8 x 101 1/2 x 82 1/8 inches

Haim Steinbach Display #23 - Adirondack tableau 19...

Haim Steinbach
Display #23 - Adirondack tableau
1988
Adirondack wood boards; wood furniture; hand carved, painted wood American Owls
108 x 264 x 66 1/2 inches

Haim Steinbach Display #23 - Adirondack tableau 19...

Haim Steinbach
Display #23 - Adirondack tableau
1988
Adirondack wood boards; wood furniture; hand carved, painted wood American Owls
108 x 264 x 66 1/2 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (elephant footstools, elep...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (elephant footstools, elephant skull) - part 1
1988
plastic laminated wood shelf: elephant skull, hollowed elephant feet, zebra hide
44 x 128 x 23 1/4 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (elephant footstools, elep...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (elephant footstools, elephant skull) - part 2
1988
plastic laminated wood shelf: elephant skull, hollowed elephant feet, zebra hide
88 1/2 x 43 x 41 1/2 inches

Haim Steinbach Capri suite #1 1987 chrome laminate...

Haim Steinbach
Capri suite #1
1987
chrome laminated wood shelf ; plastic, glass and metal wave machines; glass vase
38 1/2 x 76 x 19 inches

Haim Steinbach un-color becomes alter ego 1984 pla...

Haim Steinbach
un-color becomes alter ego
1984
plastic laminated wood shelf with radio-cassette player and latex masks
31 1/2 x 65 x 16 inches
 

Haim Steinbach you dont see it, do you 1994 dimens...

Haim Steinbach
you dont see it, do you
1994
dimensions variable
 

Haim Steinbach Display #30 - An Offering - Collect...

Haim Steinbach
Display #30 - An Offering - Collectibles of Jan Hoet
1992
wood, neon lights, objects from Collection of Jan Hoet
92 1/2 x 127 1/8 x 127 1/8 inches
 

Haim Steinbach yo 1991 text in matte black latex p...

Haim Steinbach
yo
1991
text in matte black latex paint, or vinyl letters applied onto the wall
dimensions variable
 

Haim Steinbach on vend du vent 1988 text in matte...

Haim Steinbach
on vend du vent
1988
text in matte black latex paint, or vinyl letters applied onto the wall
dimensions variable
 

Haim Steinbach charm of tradition 1985 plastic lam...

Haim Steinbach
charm of tradition
1985
plastic laminated wood shelf; cotton, rubber, nylon, and leather athletic shoes; polyester, plastic, metal and deer hooves lamp
38 x 58 x 15 inches
 

Haim Steinbach Shelf with Coach 1983 wood, paint a...

Haim Steinbach
Shelf with Coach
1983
wood, paint and ornamental fragments with metal coach
33 x 20 x 15 inches
 

Haim Steinbach Shelf with Nurse 1983 Painted wood...

Haim Steinbach
Shelf with Nurse
1983
Painted wood shelf; folk art statuette
35 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
 

Haim Steinbach Display #11 - Mock up for Tim's...

Haim Steinbach
Display #11 - Mock up for Tim's bedroom
1980
dimensions variable
 

Haim Steinbach Display #7 1980 dimensions variable...

Haim Steinbach
Display #7
1980
dimensions variable
 

Haim Steinbach Display #7 1980 dimensions variable...

Haim Steinbach
Display #7
1980
dimensions variable
 

Haim Steinbach Untitled (sneakers) 2013 Wood, plas...
Haim Steinbach
Untitled (sneakers)
2013
Wood, plastic laminate and glass box; sneakers
48 1/2  x 36 1/2 x 19 inches; 123.2 x 92.7 x 48.3 cm
Haim Steinbach mandarin red 2 2008/2012 plastic la...
Haim Steinbach
mandarin red 2
2008/2012
plastic laminated wood shelf, plastic cauldron, metal and wood cart core, 5 rubber dog chews
46 1/4  x 86 1/2 x 17 inches 117.5 x 219.7 x 43.2 cm
Haim Steinbach oxygen 2011 plastic laminated wood...
Haim Steinbach
oxygen
2011
plastic laminated wood shelf; rubber dog chew; vinyl “Sleepwalking Child” by Yoshitomo Nara; vinyl “Munny” figure; vinyl Cheshire Cat figure
40 1/4 x 67 x 19 inches; 102.2 x 170.2 x 48.3 cm
Haim Steinbach Forsythia PLS5/2SB 2010 plastic lam...
Haim Steinbach
Forsythia PLS5/2SB
2010
plastic laminated wood shelf, electronic laser level, plastic "safety boots"
21 3/8 x 43 1/4 x 13 inches; 54.3 x 109.9 x 13 cm
Haim Steinbach Rodchenko 1A 2010 plastic laminated...
Haim Steinbach
Rodchenko 1A
2010
plastic laminated wood shelf, 3 plastic "Safety Boots," rubber dog chew
24 1/2 x 41 x 15 1/2 inches; 62.2 x 104.1 x 39.4 cm
signed, dated, and titled on bottom of shelf
Haim Steinbach oz 2009 plastic laminated wood shel...

Haim Steinbach
oz
2009
plastic laminated wood shelf; mount rabbit; rubber dog chew
49 3/4 x 29 1/5 x 24 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (emergency sign, shot glas...
Haim Steinbach
Untitled (emergency sign, shot glasses, dog chews)
2009
plastic laminated wood shelf; plastic emergency sign; glass and metal “Black Bull” shot glass; glass and metal “Black Moose” shot glass; 2 rubber dog chews
48 1/2 x 87 1/2 x 27 inches; 123.2 x 222.3 x 68.6 cm
Haim Steinbach Display #66 - P & S 2009 Proenza Sc...

Haim Steinbach
Display #66 - P & S
2009
Proenza Schouler accessories, carpet, rubber dog chews, "Poochie Flump String Balls", plastic garlic containers, metal bed frame

Haim Steinbach a military theme 2008 plastic lamin...
Haim Steinbach
a military theme
2008
plastic laminated wooden platform; dog chews, metal bed frames
74 x 108 x 132 inches; 188 x 274.3 x 335.3 cm
Haim Steinbach mr. peanut 2008 Plastic laminated w...
Haim Steinbach
mr. peanut
2008
Plastic laminated wood shelf; rubber dog chew; paper maché, steel “Mr. Peanut” sculpture
57 x 43 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches; 144.8 x 110 x 64.8 cm
Haim Steinbach Untitled (dog chews, chain, scarecr...
Haim Steinbach
Untitled (dog chews, chain, scarecrow) 2
2008
plastic laminated wood shelf; 2 rubber dog chews; plastic chain; plastic owl
43 x 73 x 21 inches; 109.2 x 185.4 x 53.3 cm
Haim Steinbach it is III-1 2008 plastic laminated...
Haim Steinbach
it is III-1
2008
plastic laminated wood shelf; “Frosted Flakes” cereal box and 3 rubber dog chews
31 3/4 x 51 x 16 inches; 80.6 x 129.5 x 40.6 cm
Haim Steinbach tonkong rubbermaid II-1 2007 plasti...

Haim Steinbach
tonkong rubbermaid II-1
2007
plastic laminated wood shelf; 2 plastic and steel Tonka toy trucks; plastic and metal wring bucket; rubber dog chew
69 3/4 x 115 1/2 x 23 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (rock, fruit bowl, duck, r...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (rock, fruit bowl, duck, root, pumpkins, horseman)
2006
birch plywood, plastic laminate and glass box; quarried rock; Chinese ceramic fruit bowl; Korean ceramic vessel; plastic tree root; plastic Halloween lanterns; Korean ceramic statuette
38 1/2 x 60 x 16 1/2 inches

Haim Steinbach River Elmo 2006 birch plywood, plas...

Haim Steinbach
River Elmo
2006
birch plywood, plastic laminate and glass box; Korean ceramic vases; plastic modular toy/plastic Halloween lantern; ceramic teapot; wax candle; paper hat
42 x 47 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (rocks, bird) 2006 MDF she...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (rocks, bird)
2006
MDF shelf; rocks; Korean ceramic inker
13 1/2 x 53 1/2 x 14 inches

Haim Steinbach Display #55 - North East South West...

Haim Steinbach
Display #55 - North East South West
2000
dimensions variable

Haim Steinbach Untitled (baby) 2004 wood, plastic...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (baby)
2004
wood, plastic laminate and glass box; ceramic baby
51 x 36 x 17 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (insoles, corks) 1997 MDF...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (insoles, corks)
1997
MDF compound shelf; foam insoles; corks
19 x 49 x 15 1/2 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (breast mugs, Marilyn guit...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (breast mugs, Marilyn guitar) I-2
1990
plastic laminated wood shelf; painted wood, plastic and metal electric guitar; 8 ceramic breast mugs
74 1/2 x 54 1/4 x 29 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (daybed, coffin) 1989 waln...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (daybed, coffin)
1989
walnut veneered wood box: steel, leather Mies van der Rohe daybed; wood coffin; paper mache skeleton
69 3/8 x 101 1/2 x 82 1/8 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (daybed, coffin) 1989 waln...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (daybed, coffin)
1989
walnut veneered wood box: steel, leather Mies van der Rohe daybed; wood coffin; paper mache skeleton
69 3/8 x 101 1/2 x 82 1/8 inches

Haim Steinbach Display #23 - Adirondack tableau 19...

Haim Steinbach
Display #23 - Adirondack tableau
1988
Adirondack wood boards; wood furniture; hand carved, painted wood American Owls
108 x 264 x 66 1/2 inches

Haim Steinbach Display #23 - Adirondack tableau 19...

Haim Steinbach
Display #23 - Adirondack tableau
1988
Adirondack wood boards; wood furniture; hand carved, painted wood American Owls
108 x 264 x 66 1/2 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (elephant footstools, elep...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (elephant footstools, elephant skull) - part 1
1988
plastic laminated wood shelf: elephant skull, hollowed elephant feet, zebra hide
44 x 128 x 23 1/4 inches

Haim Steinbach Untitled (elephant footstools, elep...

Haim Steinbach
Untitled (elephant footstools, elephant skull) - part 2
1988
plastic laminated wood shelf: elephant skull, hollowed elephant feet, zebra hide
88 1/2 x 43 x 41 1/2 inches

Haim Steinbach Capri suite #1 1987 chrome laminate...

Haim Steinbach
Capri suite #1
1987
chrome laminated wood shelf ; plastic, glass and metal wave machines; glass vase
38 1/2 x 76 x 19 inches

Haim Steinbach un-color becomes alter ego 1984 pla...

Haim Steinbach
un-color becomes alter ego
1984
plastic laminated wood shelf with radio-cassette player and latex masks
31 1/2 x 65 x 16 inches
 

Haim Steinbach you dont see it, do you 1994 dimens...

Haim Steinbach
you dont see it, do you
1994
dimensions variable
 

Haim Steinbach Display #30 - An Offering - Collect...

Haim Steinbach
Display #30 - An Offering - Collectibles of Jan Hoet
1992
wood, neon lights, objects from Collection of Jan Hoet
92 1/2 x 127 1/8 x 127 1/8 inches
 

Haim Steinbach yo 1991 text in matte black latex p...

Haim Steinbach
yo
1991
text in matte black latex paint, or vinyl letters applied onto the wall
dimensions variable
 

Haim Steinbach on vend du vent 1988 text in matte...

Haim Steinbach
on vend du vent
1988
text in matte black latex paint, or vinyl letters applied onto the wall
dimensions variable
 

Haim Steinbach charm of tradition 1985 plastic lam...

Haim Steinbach
charm of tradition
1985
plastic laminated wood shelf; cotton, rubber, nylon, and leather athletic shoes; polyester, plastic, metal and deer hooves lamp
38 x 58 x 15 inches
 

Haim Steinbach Shelf with Coach 1983 wood, paint a...

Haim Steinbach
Shelf with Coach
1983
wood, paint and ornamental fragments with metal coach
33 x 20 x 15 inches
 

Haim Steinbach Shelf with Nurse 1983 Painted wood...

Haim Steinbach
Shelf with Nurse
1983
Painted wood shelf; folk art statuette
35 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
 

Haim Steinbach Display #11 - Mock up for Tim's...

Haim Steinbach
Display #11 - Mock up for Tim's bedroom
1980
dimensions variable
 

Haim Steinbach Display #7 1980 dimensions variable...

Haim Steinbach
Display #7
1980
dimensions variable
 

Haim Steinbach Display #7 1980 dimensions variable...

Haim Steinbach
Display #7
1980
dimensions variable
 

Biography

For more than four decades, Haim Steinbach has explored the psychological, aesthetic, cultural and ritualistic aspects of collecting and arranging already existing objects. His work engages the concept of “display” as a form that foregrounds objects, raising consciousness of the play of presentation. Steinbach selects and arranges objects – which range from the natural to the ordinary, the artistic to the ethnographic – thereby emphasizing their identities, inherent meanings and associations. An important influence in the growth of post-modern artistic dialogue, Steinbach’s work has radically redefined the status of the object in art.

Born in Rehovot, Israel in 1944, Haim Steinbach has lived in the United States since 1957. He received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1968, followed by a MFA from Yale University in Connecticut in 1973.

In 2018, Steinbach presented a solo exhibition titled, every single day, at Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany. The exhibition will travel to the Museion Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy in May 2019. Throughout his career, Steinbach has exhibited his work consistently at major museums worldwide. In 2018, he presented zerubbabel, the inaugural exhibition of Magasin III, Jaffa, Israel. In 2013, the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College in New York presented an important solo exhibition of the artist’s work since the early 1970s, entitled once again the world is flat, which traveled to Kunsthalle Zurich and the Serpentine Gallery, London. Other notable solo presentations include The Menil Collection, Houston (2014); Statens Museum fur Kunst, Copenhagen (2013-14); Berkeley Art Museum, UC Berkeley (2005); Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (1997); Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin; Italy (1995); Kunsthalle Ritter, Austria (1994); Osmosis at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (with Ettore Spalletti), (1993); no rocks allowed at Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (1992); 

and CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux (1988). His work was presented at the 1999 Venice Biennale as part of the 47th International Art Exhibition curated by Germano Celant, and featured in Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany (1992), curated by Jan Hoet.

Steinbach’s work has also been included in important group exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; New Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Musée Rodin, Paris; The Jewish Museum, New York; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; and The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark.

The artist’s work is represented in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Exhibitions
HAIM STEINBACH: appear to use
LOS ANGELES 1010 N HIGHLAND AVENUE
March 16 — May 18, 2019
HAIM STEINBACH: every single day
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 — JANUARY 27, 2019
HAIM STEINBACH: zerubbabel
MAGASIN III, JAFFA, ISRAEL
January 20 — May 19, 2018
Haim Steinbach
NEW YORK 521 W 21 STREET
21 April - 27 May 2016
Talks
Haim Steinbach's lecture at the Institute of Fine...
Institue of Fine Arts, New York University
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Publications