In 1973, the artist penned Three Important Things, a drawing that served as a foundational statement for his work. Objects in Wurtz's works have steadfastly derived from its three listed concerns ("sleeping, eating, keeping warm"), resulting in an ever-inventive profusion of sculptural objects and wall hangings that have channeled the possibilities of lowly, everyday objects. Wurtz has fulfilled the potential of food wrappers, plastic bags, shoelaces, locks, yogurt caps, and mop handles, among other common products.
(From Metro Pictures 2011 press release)
Recent solo exhibitions took place at Metro Pictures, New York and Office Baroque, Brussels. In 2015 a large retrospective of Wurtz's work took place at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK. That exhibition traveled to La Casa Encendida in Madrid Spain, opening October 2016.
Work can be viewed on this website: http://www.metropicturesgallery.com/artists/b-wurtz/