Fishy

A round aquarium wearing hat and necktie with a red fish inside

 

2008

Live fish, water, hat and tie 100x35x35 cm (LED internally lit)

Dedicated to Al Capone

 

 

 

Through art, illusions and contradictions in terms and double meanings become the norm.

Here the Borsalino hat and loud tie refer to Al Capone, the notorious gangster who ran an organized crime syndicate in
Chicago in the '20s, becoming the archetypal figure of the ‘successful’ American gangster. How fishy can you get ?!