Plato Contract

Carey Young, 2008. Giclée print, 91 x 62 cm; 92.4 x 63.5 x 2.5cm (framed).


Plato Contract involves a map of the Moon and a contractual text which states that it is offered for sale on condition that it will only become a work of art if installed on the Moon's crater, Plato. With subtle Romantic leanings, the contract guides the collector to consider their dreams of the Moon as part of the work, whilst making subtle reference to the legacy of Platonic ideas of reality and illusion.