MEAT: AFTER KUZMA PETROV-VODKIN "BATHING OF A RED HORSE"
Meat: After Petrov-Vodkin "Bathing of the Red Horse"
Size: 200x150 cm
Material: Photographic print
Circulation of 5
In 1912 the russian artist Petro Wodkins made a painting of a red horse. It became one of the most important pieces in Russian art.
Hundered years later the new born artist Petro Wodkins re-created the bathing horse on a cold spring day. The participating horse was, much like the russian people, was facing a certain death at the slaughterhouse until Petro bought it. By becoming a part of the artwork the horse was not only saved from ending up in lasagna, but became one of the first horses to become part of the post-modernist art scene.
"For me this is not about history or color red. It is about the fact that we all can agree that horses are better artists than humans. Petrov-Vodkin was often criticized by other artists, such as Ilya Repin, for being too erotic. This was really unfair since it was, and is, the horse that is erotic and not the artist painting him."