My Favorite Guy in Skopje

This will probably be my least academic/art historical post so far, but I just loved this guy that I came across in the National Gallery of Macedonia:

 Aleksandar Ivanovski-Karadare,  Lottery Ticket Seller , 1981. National Gallery of Macedonia. Property of the Artist.  Aleksandar Ivanovski-Karadare, Lottery Ticket Seller , 1981. National Gallery of Macedonia. Property of the Artist.

Just look at his face!

 Aleksandar Ivanovski-Karadare,  Lottery Ticket Seller , 1981 (detail). National Gallery of Macedonia. Property of the Artist.  Aleksandar Ivanovski-Karadare, Lottery Ticket Seller , 1981 (detail). National Gallery of Macedonia. Property of the Artist.

I think his expression says it all.

I suppose that one could argue that there is something performative about the piece, in the way that much sculpture is performative. I also found it interesting and coincidental that Aleksandar Stankovski did a similar performance, selling pumpkin seeds at the Museum of Modern Art, thirty years later, although the two pieces are completely unconnected.

About Amy Bryzgel

I am lecturer in History of Art at the University of Aberdeen, where I specialise in modern and contemporary art from Eastern Europe.
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