Friday, March 14, 2014

Dead Che Porcelain Bust from Frank Kozik x K. Olin Tribu

    When I was a wee little lad my mother took me on a trip to Washington D.C.  While I was fascinated with all of the different Smithsonian museums, the various monuments that are scattered around the city were really only good for a few minutes enjoyment.  We walked up all the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and once inside it was kind of a let down.  I wanted to see Lincoln himself, not some giant statue of him.  I had heard about Lenin lying in state in Russia and wondered why we didn't do that here.  How cool would it have been to actually walk past his body?  I got to see his hat and other artifacts preserved behind glass, but the morbid side of me wanted to see what was left of him.  This may or may not be the reason I was always going to talk to counselors.  

    I think Kozik is down with spicing up the monuments of important political folk around the world.  Just look at this bust he did of Che Guevara.  He looks a little different here than he did when he was plastered all over those t-shirts in the mall.  K. Olin Tribu have transformed this former vinyl sculpture into porcelain and have offered it up for sale as we speak...or type.  There are only 15 pieces in existence and some are still available through  

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