Lot 1: Joshua Monroe (aka Ginger) (20th Century) The Emperor Has No Balls, 2016, Resin cast sculpture on plaster base,
October 26, 2016
Cleveland , OH, USALive Auction
Description: Joshua Monroe (aka Ginger) (20th Century) The Emperor Has No Balls, 2016, Resin cast sculpture on plaster base, Inscribed 'Ginger 2016' on base. H: 78 1/2 in. Created by the artist Joshua Monroe, placed as Public Art in Coventry Village by American activist collective INDECLINE, confiscated by Cleveland Heights Police 24 minutes after being placed. The sculpture was claimed by the artist, Joshua -Ginger- Monroe, who traveled to Cleveland to personally liberate the sculpture from the Cleveland Heights Police Department on September 16, 2016. Donated by the artist to Heights Arts & Coventry Village Special Improvement District to benefit Public Art funding. Proceeds from the sale will benefit public art funding in the Coventry Village Special Improvement District (the neighborhood where the sculpture was placed by American activist collective, INDECLINE), city-wide public art projects to be developed by community arts nonprofit Heights Arts, and artist Joshua Monroe, who created the pieces pro-bono.
Condition Report: Surface scratches and losses of pigment in areas to left hand middle finger, buttocks and elbow. Pigment loss to base. Missing testicles.