30” x 30”
In 1921 Picasso painted "Three Musicians" which is a painting done in a cubist style. The three figures in the painting have been interpreted as a harlequin, a pierrot and a monk. Supposedly the figures in the paintings were stand ins for real people - the harlequin often representing Picasso himself.
This photo is of an assemblage of a sculpture that can be read as formal and figurative but is also a translation of that sculpture. I was interested in how music and the act of being a musician is often a social identifier. The guy on the subway carrying the guitar case signifies a musician and someone with gold plated records on the wall is a recording artist.