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.
Just look at his face!
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.