A Mighty Blow for Freedom: Fuck the Media

1988
Bronze
300 x 220 x 130 cm
Edition of 3
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About The Artist

In his early work, Sandle focused on craftsmanship and the search for symbols, rejecting the formalism increasingly common in sculpture of the period. After being appointed as professor of sculpture at Pforzheim, Germany in 1973 and at Karlsruhe, Germany in 1980, Sandle’s work became more monumental, addressing capitalism and in particular its association with global conflict. Themes of war, death, destruction, inhumanity and media manipulation are constant in his work, which Sandle describes as “the heroic decadence” of capitalism, in particular its appetite for global conflict. He also frequently condemn the media for packaging and sanitising the destructiveness of war.

Michael Sandle

Born: 1936

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