Grant Lingard

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1961, d.1995

Drought

  • 1992
  • Wood, glass, plaster
  • Gift of Teri Johnson, 2022
  • 1140 x 610 x 250mm
  • 2022/019.a-yyyy

Classical Italian male sculptures are often missing a crucial part of their anatomy; not because of prudery, but because they were stolen as souvenirs by admiring tourists. In this sculpture, a pile of plaster phalluses sits above a tap; a suitably dry commentary on the challenge of quenching sexual desires.