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Regarding the butterfly: “I curated a show for Greg Lynn in 2003 at the MAK in Vienna,” he says. “We had models of Greg’s alongside decorative objects from the museum’s permanent collection and live animals. There were blue morpha butterflies, a tank of Costa Rican tree frogs, and a tank of cuttlefish, suggesting that Greg’s work was sampling from nature and contextualizing it with both nature and classicism. The butterflies would die because they only live for a day, so the museum put them in these boxes and sold them in the gift shop.”