Available at Leica Store Lisse: Leica M camera marble sculpture by artist Casper Braat

Leica Store Lisse is selling a marble sculpture of the Leica M camera by artist Casper Braat:

Update: the price is €3,500.

Casper Braat has a series of marble sculptures depicting everyday items, mostly consisting of household appliances, clothing and consumables. Working mostly with cultural icons, this particular work features the Leica M camera. Seen here along with a real Leica M, the Leica M-P ‘Correspondent’ by Lenny Kravitz.

Casper Braat’s work is described by Torch Gallery: “The work of Casper Braat is eerily similar to the propaganda of corporate entities. This recognition seeks to evoke the feeling of nostalgia for a comfortable past, but underneath the surface, there is a perverted reality. Casper explores the tension between the dichotomy of acceptable and unacceptable in our culture. Icons are a reflection of what we value as a society; in our modern culture, we appreciate the ostentatious lifestyles of brands and celebrities more so than traditional social values and morality. The Reflection of Superman (2018) gives a modern depiction of the once civic-minded superhero; Superman is caught in a kiss with himself. We are shown that role models are no longer those who are altruistic, but rather are self-gratifying narcissists. This new hero is selfish, which we should embrace with delight.”

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