Attack of the Giant Takashi Murakamis
February 16, 2012 | Art, sculpture | No Comments|
While Takashi Murakami was installing his gigantic, hyperreallistic, inflatable self in Qatar (above, left), the humbler Mike Leavitt was chiseling away in his hand-built Seattle studio finishing off an effigy of his own (above, right).
Leavitt’s 3-foot articulated wood Murakami sculpture is based on the Art Army Royalty figure he showed at Jonathan LeVine Gallery last September. The new, bigger version is hand-carved with chisels and knives out of cedar with Dremeled details and an enamel finish. Sorry would-be collectors: the piece was commissioned and is spoken for.