Nick Cave is an American artist, educator, and messenger working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, and performance. Cave is well known for his Soundsuits, sculptural forms based on the scale of his body, initially created in direct response to the LA police beating of Rodney King in 1991. Soundsuits camouflage the body, masking and creating a second skin that conceals race, gender and class, forcing the viewer to look without judgement. They serve as a visual embodiment of social justice that represents both brutality and empowerment.
Soundsuit Depicted on China Plate #2
If you are a fan of Nick Cave’s Soundsuits and enjoy collecting things, you might be interested in a series of ceramic plates created by Third Drawer Down in collaboration with Cave that depicts six of his iconic works. Ceramic Plate #2 features the Soundsuit seen above, which was photographed as part of Cave’s exhibit, Forothermore at the Guggenheim Museum, in whose gift shop I found the plate.
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