Arthur / Aileen

Arthur

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2014
concrete, two Colt .38 caliber revolvers
‚Äč67 x 12 x 12 inches

This is a Looking (down the barrel) Portrait of infamous killer mobster, Arthur Flegenheimer, AKA “Dutch Schultz”. Historical criminals like him, with their guns and larger than life notorious behavior, contribute much to the American fascination with guns, violence, and gangster attitude. The barrels of two .38 Caliber Colt “Specials” form the empty deadly eyes while the grips of the guns emerge from the back of the head. The guns are locked in this portrait of concrete, a commentary how guns are embedded deep and dense in the head of our own culture.

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Aileen
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2015
concrete, Hi-Standard .22 revolver
64 x 12 x 12 inches

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