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Apsara Warrior

Accession Number
2007/2.79

Title
Apsara Warrior

Artist(s)
Ouk Chim Vichet

Object Creation Date
circa 2004

Medium & Support
metal

Dimensions
89 in x 44 ⅞ in x 47 ¼ in (226.06 cm x 113.98 cm x 120.02 cm);89 in x 44 ⅞ in x 47 ¼ in (226.06 cm x 113.98 cm x 120.02 cm)

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by Guy and Nora Barron

Subject matter
Vichet’s Apsara is a fierce and foreboding anti-war goddess constructed by welding together decommissioned AK-47s. She wears a crown, and stands on a heap of discarded guns, while breaking another gun in half with her bare hands. The sculpture was a part of the Peace of Art Project to promote a Cambodia without weapons.

Physical Description
Metal figural sculpture made of decommissioned AK-47s welded together

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
assemblage

Additional Object Classification(s)
Sculpture

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
celestial
civil wars
dance (discipline)
figurative art
guns
modern and contemporary art
peace
war memorials
weapons
woman

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