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Sarah Staton: Post Pop Hamburger

Sarah Staton: Post Pop Hamburger

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Edition of 35

First cast in bronze and subsequently chrome-plated, Sarah Staton’s Post-Pop Hamburger is cartoon-like in its simplicity, at once an object of real desire whilst, being hollow and lumpen in its demeanour, simultaneously displaying its inherent obsolescence.

The Americanisation of the twentieth century was the subject for a series of ‘anti-paintings’ made by Sarah Staton in 1999 using denim and bleach. Post Pop Hamburger is the first in a series of sculptures to accompany these works.

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About the Edition

The hamburger is the quintessential consumer symbol emanating from post-war American culture. This is America in its heyday when everyone believed in the Dream. This is optimistic, expansionist America. Except that there was always another side to the Dream…decay, corruption and a vacuous culture.

When I was a kid it felt so hip to go out for a hamburger. This was the pre-McDonald’s era and America was cool. This sculpture reflects a nostalgia for a golden age of American optimism. Referencing Warhol and Oldenburg rather than Koons, ‘Post Pop Hamburger’ relates to America as the defining culture of the twentieth century.

First cast in bronze and subsequently chrome-plated, Sarah Staton’s Post-Pop Hamburger is cartoon-like in its simplicity, at once an object of real desire whilst, being hollow and lumpen in its demeanour, simultaneously displaying its inherent obsolescence.

The Americanisation of the twentieth century was the subject for a series of ‘anti-paintings’ made by Sarah Staton in 1999 using denim and bleach. Post Pop Hamburger is the first in a series of sculptures to accompany these works.

Additional Information

Weight 6.45 kg
Dimensions 21.5 x 21.5 x 16 cm
Edition Size

35

Materials

Cast bronze and chrome-plate

Date

2002

Sarah Staton works in sculpture, site-specific installations and digital artworks. She has had solo shows ‘After the Butcher’ at ‘Kurzlangezeit’, Berlin (2010) ‘A Clump of Plinths’ Lowery Centre, Salford (2009) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2008).

Her sculptural pavilion ‘Steve’ was commissioned for the Folkestone Triennial, 2014. Other recent commissions include New Art Gallery, Walsall (2012) and Crucible Theatre, Sheffield (2010).

This information was last updated in 2016. For the most up to date information see www.sarahstaton.com