|Adolph Menzel, Unmade Bed ('Ungemachtes Bett'), 1846|
Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen Berlin
|Felix Gonzalez-Torres. 'Untitled.', 1991, billboard|
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
|Mladen Stilinović, 'Artist at work', 1978|
|Katharina Grosse, 'Untitled', 2004, acrylic on wall, floor and various objects|
According to French novellist Georges Perec the bed is "the individual space par excellence" and also the most personal and resilient of possessions: "the bailiffs don't have the power to seize your bed." (from Perec, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, p 16).
Quote and pictures from the chapter "Unmade Beds: Dwelling and Dreamspace" in Kirsty Bell's book The artist's house, from workplace to artwork (2013, Sternberg Press).