During this fouth week, UNDER THE HAMMER presents to you Ram an (Un)original inspired by Picasso’s Bull’s Head  sculpture created in 1942.

“One day, in a pile of objects all jumbled up together, I found an old bicycle seat right next to a rusty set of handlebars. In a flash, they joined together in my head. The idea of the Bull’s Head came to me before I had a chance to think. All I did was weld them together… [but] if you were only to see the bull’s head and not the bicycle seat and handlebars that form it, the sculpture would lose some of its impact.”

Pablo Picasso

Williams likes to play/work with the notion of ‘recontextualized objects’. He uses art to transfigure common objects until viewers see them in both of their forms simultaneously (usual and artistic).

Williams’ adage “It is not what we look at that matters but how we look at it”.

If the artwork doesn’t get sold before next Monday 11am, it will be destroyed.

Name: Ram

Date: May 2017

By: Simon Williams, JAKBOX

Materials: Bike Wheel, Bike Handlebars, Bike Seat, Wire, Fixings

Signed: Yes

Height: c. 62cm

Width: c. 62cm

Depth: c. 25cm

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