Sculpture, 'Guitar Man', fibreglass / polystyrene foam / metal, designed by Reg Mombassa (Chris O'Doherty), made by Storageman (Hugh Ramage and Peter King), Redfern, 1994
Large sculpture of the 'guitar man' figure based on Reg Mombassa's poster for the 'Real Wild Child' exhibition. It depicts a stylised image of a human figure playing an electric guitar, designed so that the guitar forms the player's torso with the head and limbs emerging from it. The figure has pink human-like arms, legs and head, with yellow shoes. His blue torso resembles the body of an electric guitar. His right hand is picking the guitar strings while the left hand is on the yellow fretboard. A yellow lead is plugged into the side of the guitar and into the figure's head, which has two eyes protruding at odd angles, a large round mouth with a speech bubble containing musical notation and other symbols. The yellow headstock of the guitar has the appearance of an animal's face. The figure has a metal internal structure. The polystyrene foam used in its construction was recycled. The head is attached to the body via a metal rod protruding from the neck, and can be stored separately. The sculpture originally had five unattached accessories - a dog, chicken, sun, beer can and condom. Some were lost during the life of the exhibition. The beer can and the chicken remain. The beer can is white, orange and black, with a metal ring to allow it to be suspended. It is of an irregular shape, resembling a squashed beer can.