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The first monograph on Kata Legrady's works presenting a collection of drawings, photographs, sculptures, and video installations. Kata Legrady belongs to that long and bountiful line of artists for whom an object offers the stimulus for artistic thought and action. Her work takes the form of a symbolic encounter between two distinct universes: on the one side, weapons of war, and on the other, confectionary. In other words, there is a short-circuit between the lethal and the inoffensive; a tension between childhood and destruction, between carefree and suffering.
The use of Smarties--those famous multicolored 'pills'--cannot but evoke the "colored dots" used by Roy Lichtenstein to create his enlarged and framed comic strip images. With the difference, however, that these Smarties are not used to create images but to decorate weapons, covering them systematically, although this is not enough to make them unusable or unrecognizable. In the hands of the artist, machine guns, grenades and knives become strange and colorful, almost beautiful and appealing.
There are also bombs of various formats and size, varying from a few centimeters to several meters. This time, they are not recovered objects, however, but sculptures of essential form covered in metallic industrial paint.
Title: Bombs and Candies: Kata Legrady
Publisher: U.S.A., Skira: 2011
ISBN Number: 8857208605
ISBN Number 13: 9788857208602
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 128998
Description: Good condition. (This item ships US domestic shipping only) Bombs and Candies: Kata Legrady By Kata Legrady (Editor) Product Details Hardcover: 80 pages Publisher: Skira (October 4, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 8857208605 ISBN-13: 9788857208602 Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.6 x 16 inches
Keywords: Bombs and Candies: Kata Legrady