trophy, after picasso ll, 2014

bicycle seat, porcelain, wood, metal, custom mechanics, custom electronics

machining: Paul Cahill

mechanical design: Automation FX

26" x 19" x 30"

"Part of an ongoing series the artist has succinctly titled afterworks each work is based on a readymade artwork by another established 20th century artist. trophy, after picasso II merges the readymade assemblage Tête de taureau (1942) by Pablo Picasso with a sculpted porcelain flower acknowledging Georgia O’Keefe. When the viewer approaches a motion sensor activates the bull’s head so that it gesticulates much as the enraged animal would. Suggesting a decapitated rodeo bull the mirrored glass horns fruitlessly attempt to gore the viewer or dispatch the O’Keefe from plain sight."

~ Ivan Jurakic

Exhibition History

2014   relay. University of Waterloo Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario