matisse on the rhine (2017) painted paper cut-outs on found wood, 449.5cm x 198cm (14.7ft x 6.5ft) ig post ig post #2

In 2017 for Art Basel, Shirt moved his 15-foot Blue Nude III sculpture into place on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. Last seen 42 days later and photographed by Shirt himself, the massive work one day disappeared without a trace. No attempts by the artist have been made to locate the piece.

 

 

Photos courtesy of Brigham Baker