'General Bronze'


1997 - metal: bronze

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Marisol's works often engage the viewer through humor, which can disguise an underlying political or social commentary.  General Bronze was cast and fabricated at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture from an earlier work, General Plywood. The artist has depicted a haughty, military leader whose image is based upon General Juan Gomez, a Venezuelan dictator. His commanding presence on horseback resembles many other public homages to political figures placed in town squares. However, Marisol has referred to this sculpture as an "anti-monument."

About the Work
About the Work
metal: bronze
overall: 102 in x 111 in x 57 in
lost wax cast
Edition, 1/3
Related Work:
'General Plywood'
Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.
General Bronze by  Marisol

© VAGA/Artist or Artist's Estate, photo: David Steele

  • General Bronze by  Marisol