Steven and William Ladd, ‘Shaboygen’, 2012, Mingei International Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Shaboygen’, 2012, Mingei International Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Shaboygen’, 2012, Mingei International Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Shaboygen’, 2012, Mingei International Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Shaboygen’, 2012, Mingei International Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Shaboygen’, 2012, Mingei International Museum

This tower of black ultrasuede covered boxes consists of four parts: Cutouts, Green Textile, One Offs and Wagon On Fire.

This series was created for the Essl Museum | Contemporary Art in Austria. Black exterior.

William: "Our brother Matt had a kid when we were in high school."
Steven: "Little Mattie could do no wrong; he became The Golden Child."
William: "The end of my reign."

Steven: "One morning, we parked our car on the street behind the football field at our high school."
William: "Our brother, Matt, was driving and noticed smoke coming through the vents."
Steven: "He opened the hood to a roar of fire that consumed the entire car."
William: "Hundreds of students stood on the bleachers watching our beautiful station wagon burn."

Function and Fantasy: Steven and William Ladd. Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California. 2014. Curator Christine Knoke.

New. New York, Essl Museum Contemporary Art, 2012; Curator: John Silvis.

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