"Public Figures" (1998-1999)

"Public Figures," 1998-1999
Installation view at Metrotech Center Commons, Brooklyn, New York
Fiberglass/resin, steel pipes, pipe fittings, 10 x 7 x 9 feet
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

"Let’s say if there’s one statue at the plaza of a hero who helped or protected our country, there are hundreds of thousands of individuals who helped him and worked with him, and there’s no recognition for them. So in my sculpture, ‘Public Figures,’ I had around six hundred small figures, twelve inches high, six different shapes, both male and female, of different ethnicities."

- Do Ho Suh