Barcelona’s popular boulevard Las Ramblas is lined with street performers who mimic bronze sculptures by standing motionless,
covered in metallic paint from head to toe, for the amusement – and spare change – of thousands of tourists. From the many, Jankowski selected three: personifications of Che Guevara, Julius Caesar, and the female figure in Salvador Dalí’s Anthropomorphic Chest of Drawers. Then, with the help of a foundry, the artist produced life-size bronze casts of the three figures – along with their soapbox plinths – and placed them at the same spots where he originally encountered them.
El Che, bronze, 225 x 85 x 80 cm, ca. 700 kg, edition of 3, I
Dalì Woman, bronze, 220 x 90 x 80 cm, ca. 600 kg, edition of 3, I, Los Angeles
Caesar, bronze, 215 x 90 x 90 cm, ca. 1,000 kg, edition of 3, I, London