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Artwork of the Day – David by Sam Taylor-Wood

David-Sam-Taylor-Wood.jpgLiverpool Artwork of the Day – Friday January 12 2007.
‘David’ by Sam Taylor-Wood at the Walker Gallery

Yes I know its only a few days since I mentioned this video of David Beckham sleeping has gone on show at the Walker but the guy is in the news again.
Apparently, having failed to make an impression in Spain the ‘icon’ is off to Los Angeles to inspire the USA soccer players to become a force to be reckoned with. And he’s only getting $275 million for it.

Shot in a single long take, David is an intimate portrait of the footballer sleeping following a training session in Madrid. Simply lit from one light source the film presents a reverential and vulnerable image of this international football icon.

Its in the modern art section.

Link to Walker