David Nash: Two Ubus

“Two Ubus were inspired by a pair of asymmetrical shapes [man? on the LEFT >< woman? on the RIGHT] that Nash saw in one of Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals. They were titled after a suggestion by a student working with Nash who was reminded of Ubu Roi, an absurd character from the play ‘Ubu the King’ invented in the 1890s by the avant-garde satirist Alfred Jarry.”

[info from http://www.kew.org, 2012]

[reinterpretation of sculpture ‘Two Ubus’ by David Nash, 1988]

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