Robert

Title of ArtworkRobert
Year of Origin2018
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Material/Technique
    Blue neon, purple neon, Pyrex, transformers, MDF box
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History of a work
2019ExhibitionsVeniceLa Biennale di VeneziaLink
2019LinksInterview about the Biennale in C & MagazinLink
2018LinksNew YorkWork at Marian Goodman GalleryLink



Multidisciplinary artist Tavares Strachan honors fallen astronaut Robert Henry Lawrence Jr once again with his pieces in Venice. Previously, Strachan worked with SpaceX to launch a 24k gold sculpture of the astronaut—the first African-American selected for a national space agency—into orbit. Here, neon writing tells Lawrence’s story while the neon sculpture “Robert” is a dramatic reproduction of his skeleton.

https://coolhunting.com/culture/venice-biennale-2019-darkness-light/ (12.06.2020)

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