BENES, Barton Lidice. Molotov Cocktail.
(1992). Original art from the controversial artist’s show ‘Lethal Weapons’. This piece, a glass-tube filled with the artist’s HIV positive blood. The tube is surrounded by firecrackers. Mounted and framed. The show travelled worldwide, the Swedish exhibition landed Bennes in court after health authorities put a quarantine on the show (fearing people could catch aids from art?). The show was allowed to proceed after being heated in a hospital oven at 160 degrees for two hours. In the UK was attacked in the press and called “any rotten trash” by a Tory politician. Framed the artwork measures 40cm by 30cm Titled and signed in pencil by the artist.
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