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GOLDEN BALLS

£1,000

This art depicts world-renowned footballer and sporting personality David Beckham as a statue. His pose is inspired by The Thinker, a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin. The sculpture depicts a man sitting on a rock. He is seen leaning over, his right elbow placed on his left thigh, holding the weight of his chin on the back of his right hand. The pose is one of deep thought and contemplation, and the statue is often used as an image to represent philosophy. This alternative version conveys David sitting on a toilet and not a rock. The world's media is recording this very moment as he releases two golden balls. The roll is transformed into a receipt with barcodes, and a series of items, including David's boots, Victoria's knickers, ball and chain and the English flag are resting on the ground. The artist aimed to show David's intimate and professional relationship with the media. They document his every moment, exposing his curated and somewhat polished life to the world. They work hand in hand to elevate his lifestyle, amplifying his actions and continually curate material for the public to consume.

DESCRIPTION - The meteoric rise of an idol is no coincidence. The journey of stardom starts with the discovery of natural talent. From there, exposure to the world creates endless opportunities and monetary success. But at what price? At what cost to the idol and the worshippers? Neither win, both are consumed, and the natural talent becomes immaterial. 

Signed, Numbered & Framed / Framing options available post purchase. 

 

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