Thursday, November 6, 2008

Decorative Desire: Head of Lenin

Designer Maxim  Velcovsky has created a series called Ornament and Crime, in where he explores the history of socialism and communism through decorative bourgeois creations.  Velcovsky  made busts of Lenin and other communist and socialist figure heads (pun intended). He decided to cover their faces with a traditional onion pattern. Onion pattern, originally named bulb pattern, is a white ware decorated with cobalt blue or pink. The pattern was a popular decorative pattern for the china of the Czech middle class in the 18th and 19th centuries. GENIUS. I want them all. 

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