A Sculpture of a Fallen Angel Is Stopping Beijing In Its Tracks

An angel made of fiberglass, silica gel, and stainless steel, from artists previously known for using dead babies and human fat in their work.

by Annie Armstrong
27 July 2015, 4:30pm

All images courtesy of the artists

Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu are bringing poetic tragedy to the forefront of Beijing’s mind with their new installation, Angel, which debuted last week. The disturbingly realistic piece is a not-so-subtle reminder of the fragility of life and the concept of a fall from grace.

The duo have been previously known for their use of controversial materials, from dead babies to human fat. For Angel, however, they left the controversy for the piece itself, and worked with mainly fiberglass, silica gel, and stainless steel to create the startlingly realistic body.

See what you feel about Angel in the images below:

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via Daily Mail


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