Dan Colen’s ‘The Big Kahuna’ (2010-2017) on display as part of his brilliant retrospective ‘Sweet Liberty’ at Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery. “Much of Colen’s work can be read as self-portraiture, or explorations of what the self means today, particularly within the context of American masculinity. Described by the artist as ‘this battered thing recovering from multiple traumas’, The Big Kahuna was conceived after a challenging period in Colen’s life. Though envisioned as a self-portrait, in the present climate the political statement feels unavoidable; the flag’s bloated machismo laid to waste. The 20-tonne concrete base is informed by Minimalism, defined by Colen as ‘pure material, pure form’” - Newport Street Gallery
'Perception and Reality 1' is the stunning bronze sculpture by @andrewrogersart #flyCBR#regram 'Perception and Reality 1' (2012)
Canberra International Airport, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
Unveiled by the Hon. Simon Crean, Australia Minster for the Arts
7.5 m H