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"Sicko" by Nick Hersey
TITLE "Sicko" (私库)
ARTIST Nick Hersey (w/ the collaboration of Liu Dao 六岛)
MEDIA computer generated 3D graffiti, wire brushed anodized stainless steel structure
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2008
SIZE 110×40×35 cm | 43.3×15.7×13.8 inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Urban Lust" and "Dripping with Aurum" at island6 Hong Kong
CREDITS Zhu Huawei 朱华伟 (technical realization) • Thomas Charvériat (original concept)

Graffiti. Millennia old. The things we do to preserve our precious signatures. Stick it on the cave wall, it crumbles. Post it on the church’s door, they burn it. Spruce up the side of a restaurant and they paint over it before the sun rises. Michelangelo in the ruins of the Domus Aurea, Mao Zedong and four thousand characters on the walls of his school to put the elders in their places: their mortality is immortalized.
Sicko is a response to the question of whether graffiti can be art. The lettering of the work is spawned from the style of a typical modern tag, but is designed through a computer program that continues the format into a 3D sculpture made of stainless steel. The sculpture "Sicko" hangs proudly in the face of urban transience and remains unmoved. [Pete Bradt]

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