Patricia Piccinini

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Medium: fiberglass, auto paint, leather, steel

Trident is from a series of “baby motorcycle”
sculptures Piccinini refers to as “pups.” Though it may
appear to be factory made, it has been painted by
hand and is unique, referring to the singular nature of
living things.

By equating machines to animals, Piccinini points out
the plausibility of technology that will be selfperpetuating
and self-directing. Artificial intelligence
is something that frightens many people. Because this
piece is “cute,” does it make the idea of A.I. more


    15.75 in. H x 43.25 in. W x 19.75 in. D
    Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
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About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2011

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Located in San Francisco, CA

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