Not on display
- Colin Self born 1941
- Resin, fibreglass, metal and wood
- Object: 110 x 1220 x 120 mm, 6.4 kg
- Purchased 1994
Fast food was a typical subject for pop art in the 1960s. It symbolised consumerism and a new fast-paced society. Self’s Hot Dog Sculpture provides a more critical take, emphasising the darker side of the decade. The blackened hotdog relates to military conflict, its charred appearance illustrating the artist’s anxiety about a possible nuclear holocaust.
Gallery label, August 2018
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