A USED FUTURE - Assembly Required edition
$19.99 / Sold Out / On Sale
This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing in from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such a violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.
-Walter Benjamin , "Theses on the Philosophy of History," 1940
This figure stands as a critique of the nostalgia that drives the toy collecting world. It's also a comment on history, a meditation on the inevitability of death, a reminder that toys exist in a dream-world, and a toast to absent friends.
These are the remainders of the run for the "Assembly Required" show in Asheville 2020. They are 3.75" resin figure in shades of purple. No articulation. Imperfect, flawed; each unique. Bagged with header card and paper fortune.