Burn Away Fade Out

Burn Away Fade Out, Jim Morrison, Graham Dolphin

Sculptures by Graham Dolphin

“The final, completing element is a series of three replicas of the distinctly amateur bust of Jim Morrison that sat amongst the sea of graffiti at his grave in Paris. Originally produced by a fan, this item also became a surface into which visitors inscribed messages and tributes and indeed became fetishized itself, as people chipped parts of it off to keep and ultimately the item was stolen. Dolphin uses the limited number of public photographs of the object to recreate various states that occurred during the object’s constant evolution over time.” — Seventeen Gallery, London

Burn Away Fade Out, Jim Morrison, Graham Dolphin
Graham Dolphin, Jim Morrison, 2010
Plaster, marble dust, marker pen, paint, ink, graphite, polymer, dirt
60 x 27 x 27 cm
Burn Away Fade Out, Jim Morrison, Graham Dolphin
Graham Dolphin, Jim Morrison 1987, 2010
Plaster, marble dust, marker pen, paint, ink, graphite, polymer, dirt
60 x 27 x 27 cm

SEE ALSO Who stole Jim Morrison’s bust?

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