Joe Black and his Toy Soldiers

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Artist Joe Black uses anything small to create his large-scale mixed media pieces. For his latest piece, entitled “Made in China”, Black uses more than 5500 toy soldiers to create a portrait piece of a Chinese soldier boy taken by photographer Robert Capa (the image was used on the front cover of LIFE magazine, January 1938 to cover the Sino Japanese War).

art blog - Joe Black - empty kingdom

art blog - Joe Black - empty kingdom

art blog - Joe Black - empty kingdom

art blog - Joe Black - empty kingdom

art blog - Joe Black - empty kingdom

art blog - Joe Black - empty kingdom

art blog - Joe Black - empty kingdom

art blog - Joe Black - empty kingdom

art blog - Joe Black - empty kingdom

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