Portraits of Esmeralda (2015)

Portraits of Esmeralda, 2015, graphite on paper, framed (2), 42 x 59.4 cm, photo: Aleks Slota

installation view, Schnittmengen (Intersections), Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, 2016, curated by Uta Rahman-Steinert, photo: Jürgen Liepe

US Surgeons Frank Gerow and Thomas Cronin executed the first silicone implant in early 1960’s, on a dog named Esmeralda. She apparently did not like the implants and chewed at the stitches, forcing the surgeons to remove them after a few weeks. What a smart, good dog! She must be a border collie.