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The Clown at New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, NYC.

The Clown at New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, NYC.

The Clown (from below) at New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, NYC.

The Clown (from below) at Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville, KY.

The Clown at Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville, KY.

The Clown at Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville, KY.

Description

Retired wardrobe from New York City Opera, stainless steel rings, prop knives, monofilament and hardware.

120h x 72w x 72d in

Based on a true story, Pagliacci introduces us to the clown Canio, who is driven to violent desperation when his wife’s adultery is exposed. This leads to an on-stage confrontation and ultimately to his murder by the audience that once loved him. Here, Canio’s costume is suspended in?a moment of free-fall surrounded by daggers. It is as though he just jumped from the Pavilion’s balcony, referencing his untethering from reality, an impression reinforced by the minimum of strings that hold the sculpture in place.