Brad Downey


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Bronze, patinated
Object size 52,00 x 17,00 x 12,00 cm
Edition of 80, 5 of which available exclusively through Hatje Cantz

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The MELANIA Bronze edition by Brad Downey is a detailed miniature of the original bronze sculpture installed by the US artist on a tree stump near Melania Trump's Slovenian hometown. Originally created by a Slovenian artist with a chainsaw from a tree trunk, the world's first sculpture of the American First Lady reflects both the anti-immigrant policies of the 45th U.S. President and the paradox of his own wife's immigrant background. The sculpture received worldwide media coverage. The first wooden version was set on fire by an unknown person on July 4, 2020, the American national holiday, and was subsequently replaced by Downey with a full-size bronze. The edition of eighty was produced in Slovenia.