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Jacob Epstien "The Rock Drill" 1913-1915 (Replica)My first throught when I saw Jacob Epstein’sThe Rock Drill” (replica)  was that it must have been inspired by the Star wars battle droids.

Epstien’s original sculpture was constructed  1913-1915 – pre-dating the Star wars movies – arising from the turmoil of the onset of World War 1.

The sculpture is both beautiful and disturbing. It feels as-if the droid is sitting astride a  gatling-gun, firing it into the earth – killing the earth with extreme prejudice

art imitates art
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