on the sculpture terrace
Doppelganger (Pink Rocinante) by Michael Joo (b. 1969) 2009, Bronze, enamel paint
Royal Society of Sculptors, Dora House, 108 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3RA
Michael Joo’s bubblegum pink zebra is based on the mould of an earlier sculpture of a zebra. Joo was inspired by the artist George Stubbs’s painting of a zebra in the incongruous setting of the English countryside.
The title is a reference to Don Quixote’s horse, Rocinante. In Cervantes’s novel, the ‘decrepit old nag' is transformed into a knight’s steed in his master’s imagination.
With thanks to Blain|Southern