Crowd-Pleaser / 2011
Crowd-Pleaser
Crowd-Pleaser is based on a photograph of K.Marx's from 1875 and a bust of him in Chemnitz, Germany, from 1978. Merging personal portrait with an oversized and stylized Soviet sculpture (by Lev Kerbel), Crowd-Pleaser attempts to connect two entities, one of a human being, and another of political and intellectual icon.
Crowd-Pleaser
98 X 50 X 36" steel wool, wood framing, hardware, cinder blocks, charred wood
Crowd-Pleaser
detail view
Crowd-Pleaser
detail view
Crowd-Pleaser
inside view
Crowd-Pleaser
inside view