The mute violence in Jan Fabre‘s I Let Myself Drain is a shock at first, but the true to life detail of the piece quickly takes center stage, making it one of the most compelling works of art we have ever had the pleasure of featuring.
We were fooled initially. We thought it was a live action installation that employed an actual living model pressing his face against a canvas. Our assumptions were obviously incorrect, but we were still impressed when we discovered that it was a sculpture. The fact that Fabre used human hair could be the main cause for our faux pas, that, along with the horror film caliber blood, would cause anyone to do a double take.
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