"Cyclone" Helmet & Jacket by Patrick Fitzgerald

2022
$480 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 7.0" D: 3.0" H: 14.0"
Materials
Paper
Wood
Oil Paint
Collection #
CPF051
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 “Cyclone," this helmet & jacket set is inspired by a scene from Charlie Chaplin's 1914 short film "Kid Auto Races at Venice." The jacket is finished with "branding" culled from an old 1945 industrial directory, with reference to the BERkshire phone exchange.

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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