40,000 Bullets by Robert Longo
What it is:
A massive sphere is made from 40,000 bullets, representing mass shooting deaths in the USA.
Why it Matters:
Great political art is like great stand up comedy....
The goal is often to say something really horrifying - whether it's commentaries on racism, depression, violence, terrorism, or just embarrassment - but to do it in a way that keeps people in their seats to HEAR the message.
This work (both the bullet sphere in the front of the gallery AND the epic charcoal drawing in the back of the gallery) are incredibly dark and heavy, and yet.... I can't stop looking at them because their SO visually compelling. Super smart.
Robert Longol now on at the Metro Pictures: 519 W 24th St ends 5/25 -->Exhibition Link
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