Trophy No.2

Trophy No. 2

Trophy No.2

1988
Type: Assemblage, Sculpture / Mixed media wall construction

“Trophy #1 and Trophy #2 remind me of those animals that people shoot or catch…those things that people mount. So this is a trophy… this crazy animal or human or whatever it is” (ES).

“Trophy #1 and Trophy #2 could be straight out of David Cronenberg’s film version of Naked Lunch: they are bug-like machines with typewriter-key antennae, eyes made of screws, and a lolling red plastic tongue” (ES).

“The copper electro-plate [is used]…from the GIOSO series. Great Ideas of Small Origins” (3).

Slobodkina constructed these pieces by destroying a series of electrical typewriters made obsolete by computers). Constructed at Esphyr’s Florida house; Esphyr fondly referred to this sculpture as her “wild ferocious beast.”

In Exhibit: Caps for Sale & Other Great Tales

Dimensions: H: 10  W: 4  D: 2.5  
Display info: 1 of 3 Placement: 15

Exhibition History:

“The Life and Art of Esphyr Slobodkina,” organized by the Tufts University Art Gallery; Tisch Gallery, Tufts University January 16-March 29, 1992; Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, City University of New York, November 5-December 15, 1992.

“Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction,” Samuel P. Harn Art Museum, Gainesville, FL, Jun 16 – Sept 6, 2009; Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL, Oct 1 – Dec 29, 2009.

Catalog #: SF_0009