24 Hours

24 Hours

Elmgreen & Dragset, Norwegian, Danish, 1961-; 1969
Born: Copenhagen, Denmark, Trondheim, Norway
Work Locations: Berlin, Germany
Rollgate, neon sign, and tin garbage can
Accession Number
Credit Line
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum

Elmgreen & Dragset, 24 Hours, 2003. Rollgate, neon sign, and tin garbage can. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2015.636A-G. © 2022 Elmgreen & Dragset

height: 122 in, 309.8800 cm; width: 135 in, 342.9000 cm; depth: 20 in, 50.8000 cm; height: 96 in, 243.8400 cm; width: 84 in, 213.3600 cm; depth: 15 1/4 in, 38.7350 cm; height: 15 in, 38.1000 cm; width: 20 3/4 in, 52.7050 cm; depth: 1 1/2 in, 3.8100 cm; he
Modern and Contemporary Art
Modern and Contemporary Art

“24 Hours,” is an installation including a tin garbage can, a rollgate, and a neon sign reading “Open 24 Hours,”. Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset are interested in illuminating the relationships between places and the public. Their work is built on the concept that people act according to socially accepted norms associated with a space rather than in response to the architecture of the space itself.

Michael Elmgreen was born in 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Ingar Dragset was born in 1969 in Trondheim, Norway. They have been working as a team since 1995.

Known Provenance
Purchased from Tanya Bonakdar Gallery by Vicki and Kent Logan, 2003; gifted to Denver Art Museum 2015
Exhibition History
  • “Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection” — Denver Art Museum, 1/13/2022

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