Gregor Hildebrandt’s cassette shelves reflect the artist’s insatiable interest in music and cinema. In this series of works, the artist interweaves and connects references from these fields within his own systems of work. An evolution of his paper works and connected to his granite pieces, both of which feature iconic figures of cinema, the cassette shelves are inspired by the shelves commonly used to store cassettes during the golden age of analog media. They recreate paintings or portraits that have been cut and then glued onto the inlays contained in the cases.
"Der König in der Hand der Dame" represents a portrait of the american actress Jean Simmons in the movie "Angel Face" (1953) by Otto Preminger.