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
“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