"King Kong" (2002)

"King Kong," 2002
Bronze, 20 x 21 x 8 inches including base
Edition of 3
Photo by Ellen Page Wilson
Courtesy The Pace Gallery, New York

"Last year I went to see Bill T. Jones evening of dance, and one of his dances used a song about King Kong. It was just about King Kong looking for the woman, getting the woman, and all his tribulations. It was really sort of moving. But then I thought, King Kong and the woman are sort of the same size in real life. I thought of making a life-size sculpture, and then I thought that was too ambitious. But I made the sculpture of King Kong and the woman together."

- Kiki Smith