Kienholz~Edward – Five Car Stud
Artist: Edward Kienholz Author: Anders Kold, Poul Erik Tojner, Thomas McEvilley et al. Publisher: MoMA Year: 2011 ISBN: 9788791607967 Hardcover with dust jacket. 128 pages, English, 27 x 26.6 cm. Condition: NEW
“Five Car Stud” was created by Edward Kienholz from 1969 to 1972, and first exhibited at documenta 5 in Kassel, curated by Harald Szeemann. The life-size tableau depicts four automobiles and a pickup truck, arranged on a dirt floor in a dark room with their headlights illuminating a shocking scene: a group of white men exacting their gruesome “punishment” on an African American man. “Five Car Stud” is a harsh reminder of a shameful part of American history whose traces still linger. It was seen only in Germany in 1972 and has since remained in storage in Japan for almost 40 years. On the occasion of its first public showing in the United States, this volume examines an extraordinarily powerful artistic statement that has lost none of its potency. The catalogue presents essays by Roberto Ohrt and Thomas McEvilley, as well as an interview with American artist Paul McCarthy.
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