littlewhitehead at the London Art Fair
Craig Little and Blake Whitehead are the artists littlewhitehead, who live and work in Glasgow, Scotland. They will be showing several provocative pieces at the London Art Fair. In “Spam,” a life size child figure made from wax wears a Darth Vader helmet. A photo titled ‘Vader Kid’ was the inspiration for the work. The work is composed of plaster, foam, wood, clothes, wax, helmet, chairs and tables
Commissioned for the London Art Fair, in the Struggle, littlewhitehead burned 100 copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf to dust, mixed the ash with resin and cast it in a mould extracted from an antique copy of the Bible.
In another piece, burned porno was recast into five doll house sized pianos from a piano mold carved by Whitehead’s grandfather. The pianos were sanded down with the assistance of a group of twelve year olds.