Marianne Kallipygos

unfired clay

Shameless M/F – Electron, Breda (2013)

Classical sculpture doesn’t represent people of flesh and blood but rather an ideal beauty. In this sense, the Aphrodite Kallipygos – Aphrodite with the beautiful buttocks – isn’t much more realistic than a Barbie doll. I appropriate the Aphrodite by making a clay copy of her that is modeled after my own body.  Then I deliver the unfired sculpture to the elements,  and to public scrutiny. The police already warned me that it wouldn’t last long and indeed, within a week, the image had been destroyed. Someone had run off with the beautiful buttocks…

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