"Case Runner" Helmet & Jacket by Patrick Fitzgerald

2022
$480 USD
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Dimensions
W: 7.0" D: 3.0" H: 14.0"
Materials
Paper
Wood
Oil Paint
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Collection #
CPF054
Estimated Shipping
$20

To Chicago-based artist Patrick Fitzgerald, his sculptures are a means of traveling through time. Working from found materials, Fitzgerald constructs miniature soap box cars and the branded attire of their imagined drivers. Futuristic forms imbued with history, each sculpture is an exercise in imagining the future through the lens of the past – or vice versa.

Entitled “Case Runner," this helmet & jacket set references the former Rothschild Liquor Mart in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. "I always appreciated its aesthetics," says Fitzgerald, " the look of the store, its color palette, and that beautiful sign." A fixture of Chicago avenue, the store charmed with its old-fashioned painted facade and glowing neon sign. The phrase "MOhawk 3101" painted on the jacket beneath the store slogan is a reference to a regional phone exchange, a recurring theme in several of Fitzgerald's works and a reflection on our ever-evolving technological landscape.

Oil and mixed media on cardboard, wire, and wood.

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Patrick Fitzgerald

b. 1962, Grand Rapids, MI

Chicago artist Patrick Fitzgerald refers to his body of work as his “Neighborhood of Infinity,” a borrowed term used literally to describe the bounty of materials and creative inspiration he found in the industrial landscapes of his youth. For the last decade, Fitzgerald has been mining his early experiences, re-envisioning the mechanical world of his childhood through the eye of an artist.

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