∞ Five Car Stud/Cremaster citation

The impressive and disturbing Edward Kienholz installation ‘Five Car Stud‘ (1972) is a life-sized diorama of the castration of a black man. This nocturnal scene is set in a circle of five cars, with their headlights lighting the center ‘stage’.


Image via Fondazione Prada


I couldn’t help but notice the similarity with Matthew Barney‘s Cremaster III Chrysler scene (2002), in which five pastel-coloured Chrysler cars from the 1960s bash a black 1940s Chrysler:


Image @Matthey Barney


The installation is on view in Antwerp, at M HKA, until September 3, 2018, as part of Sanguine/Bloedrood, curated by Luc Tuymans as part of the Antwerp Baroque year.