Saturday, June 14, 2008

Art Bomb

Robert Wilhite's sculpture, The Bomb, is on view at Barry Whistler Gallery through July 26. I took this picture last night with my cell phone, so it's not exactly stellar quality. Better images can be found here.

Made of wood, it's a life-size representation of the Fat Man, the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki at the end of the Second World War. That means it's eleven feet long. It's a compelling piece, combining dread with an elegant Post-Minimalist formal rightness.

Wilhite's Web site is here.

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