Kata Legrady
Hungarian, born 1974
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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2014
Pékin Fine Arts at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014,
Pékin Fine Arts
2013
Doublethink: Kata Legrady and Wang Luyan,
Pékin Fine Arts
2012
Pékin Fine Arts at Paris Photo 2012,
Pékin Fine Arts

Kata Legrady’s sculptures and installations disconcertingly combine objects associated with childhood with those associated with violence; two of her most frequent motifs are firearms and brightly colored confections. Legrady gained broad recognition for her series “guns & candies” (2008), in which she made enlarged reproductions of machine guns, grenades, and handguns, and then covered them with Smarties candies. That series has become a point of departure for other works, including “Bullet” (2012), a series of large prints of bullets decorated with candied hearts and flowers; and a sculpture Mickey & Minny (2011), depicting the iconic Disney characters exuberantly wielding rifles. In 2012, Legrady collaborated with Hermès to create “gun & saddle,” a sculpture series of oversized handguns fashioned with colorful leather saddles made by the fashion house.

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