filed under: art, mixed media
look at the wonderful details on this crazy steampunk “pac-gentleman” sculpture from uk artist doktor a. this description written by the artist says all ye need to know about this 9″ wonder:
â€œwhen this game was first released in 1880 it was so hugely popular in taverns and inns that the bank of england was forced to mint more threepenny bits to keep up with demand. the game was created by messrs. nam & nam and co. as a novelty pastime for the masses. outdoing the previous top public house game of shove haâ€™penny. â€œ
very clever and very funny!
this piece is part of the spit and polish toy show through november 30th at cardboard spaceship in santa cruz.
see more paintings and sculptures on doktor a’s website.