- Colin Self born 1941
- Resin, fibreglass, metal and wood
- Object: 110 × 1220 × 120 mm, 6.4 kg
- Purchased 1994
Fast food was a typical subject for pop art in the 1960s. It represented consumerism and a new fast-paced society. Many artists in the 1960s celebrated consumption. But Self’s Hot Dog Sculpture focuses on the darker side of the decade. The blackened hot dog relates to military conflict. Its charred appearance reflects Self’s anxiety about a possible nuclear war.
Gallery label, August 2019
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