Sculptures, assemblages, since 2000

All assemblages are on a scale of 1/6.

David and Goliath
Rome, 2000
David and ... Goliath ? Or : “Past meets future” ?
“Action Man” doll and tourist reproduction of Michelangelo’s “David” (end of the 20th century).

Aphrodite’s Child
Aphrodite - new generation.
Terracotta head (Tanagra, hellenistic period, from sector 1 at ancient Pella, copy from the National Archaeological Museum of Athens) on the body of a fashion doll (plastic materials, beginning of 21st century).

Vintage fashion doll, second half of the 20th century, and tourist reproduction of Rodin’s “Thinker”, beginning of the 21st century.

Triumphant Victory
Doll’s head representing a famous actress on a tourist reproduction (both from the beginning of the 21st century) of the Victory of Samothrace (2nd century BC).

Death and the Maiden
... or Very Best Friends
Fashion doll and Halloween decoration, both from the beginning of the 21st century.

Fashion doll (around 1980) on kitchen timer (around 2010).
The top of the kitchen timer reminds one of a weighing scale. When you put it on, it counts the time down from 60 to 0, just as an anorexic counts his/her weight, leading even to mortal danger. The doll turns, slowly, like the dancer on a music box, in extreme slow motion.

Head of a fashion doll (from the 1980s) on the body of another doll representing a famous actress (from the 2000s).

Bauhaus Barbie
Free interpretation of a photograph from c. 1927 by Erich Consemüller, showing Lis Beyer or Ise Gropius on the club chair B3 “Wassily” by Marcel Breuer, wearing a mask by Oskar Schlemmer and dress fabric by Lis Beyer (photo Herzogenrath, Berlin, on long-term loan to the Klassik-Stiftung Weimar, Bestand Museen, Bauhausmuseum, and Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin).
Reinterpretation with the body of a fashion doll, the head of a wooden artist’s model and a piece of miniature furniture from the Vitra Design Museum, all from the beginning of the 21st century.

The Dying Swan
Biscuit porcelaine figurine, Wallendorf manufacture Germany, 20th century, and action figure representing Joseph Goebbels, Asian fabrication from the beginning of the 21st century.
Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, instrumentalised the arts for the Nazi regime propaganda in a measure that was, until then, unkown.

Articulated soldier figure wearing a fashion doll wig and “Babydoll” style lingerie, end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century.

Another Hero
Vintage male fashion doll (second half of the 20th century) wearing the miniature reproduction of an antique helmet (National Archaeological Museum Athens, beginning of the 21st century). The pose reminds one of a “kouros”.

Business as Usual
Soldier doll wearing a businessman suit, accessories, sleeping Eros (clay, sculpture of the first quarter of the 4th century BC, Pella, oriental necropolis, probably from an infant grave, reproduction from the National Archaeological Museum Athens), beginning of the 21st century.

Venus in Furs
Aphrodite, known as the “Venus de Milo”, c. 100 BC, provenance: Island of Melos, Cyclades, Greece, small size resin mould of the Louvre museum, wearing a fashion doll fur, both from the beginning of the 21st century.

Kopfgeburt - Brainchild
The birth of Athena? Winnie in Happy Days? A “cake jump”? Gone with the Wind? A volcanic eruption ? A skin rash ? Or else...?
Fashion doll on bald head, beginning of the 21st century.

Voir aussi
#Objects, assemblages #Icons #Paradise Lost #Who’s Who ? #Tales, Myths #Politics #Memento mori