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Ozkaya's David (inspired by Michelangelo) minutes before the collapse. 2005

David (inspired by Michelangelo) is a sculpture by Turkish conceptual artist Serkan Özkaya. It is a reproduction of Michelangelo's David made of gold-painted foam, twice the size of the original, and based on a computer model by Stanford University professor Marc Levoy.<ref>November Paynter, "Profile: Serkan Özkaya", Bidoun, no. 5 (accessed 2012-02-15).</ref> It was originally created for the 9th International Istanbul Biennial in 2005, and took six people six months to build, but it collapsed during installation.<ref>Randy Kennedy, "Black, White and Read All Over Over", The New York Times, December 15, 2006.</ref>

The statue was restored and two copies were cast at a workshop in the Turkish city of Eskişehir. One of them will be displayed at a park in Eskişehir. The other was acquired by the 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky,<ref>Göksel Bozkurt, "Davut sculpture goes to Kentucky 21C museum", Hürriyet Daily News, September 19, 2011.</ref> and was transported, lying on its side on a truck trailer, into New York City in March 2011 for a presentation at the Storefront for Art and Architecture before continuing on to its permanent location in Louisville.<ref>James Baron, "David Rolls Into Town, the Streets His Gallery", The New York Times, March 6, 2012.</ref><ref>"Giant Golden 'David' Statue By Serkan Ozkaya Rolls Through The Streets Of NYC (PHOTOS)", Huffington Post, March 6, 2012 (includes photo gallery).</ref><ref>"Louisville residents react to giant, gold David statue", WHAS-TV, May 2, 2012.</ref>

The sculpture is a subject of a 2010 film by Danila Cahen, Friendly Enemies, and of a 2011 book, Rise and Fall and Rise of David (inspired by Michelangelo).[citation needed]


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File:Serkan ozkaya david.jpg
Ozkaya's David (inspired by Michelangelo) minutes before the collapse. 2005

David (inspired by Michelangelo) is a sculpture by Turkish conceptual artist Serkan Özkaya. It is a reproduction of Michelangelo's David made of gold-painted foam, twice the size of the original, and based on a computer model by Stanford University professor Marc Levoy.<ref>November Paynter, "Profile: Serkan Özkaya", Bidoun, no. 5 (accessed 2012-02-15).</ref> It was originally created for the 9th International Istanbul Biennial in 2005, and took six people six months to build, but it collapsed during installation.<ref>Randy Kennedy, "Black, White and Read All Over Over", The New York Times, December 15, 2006.</ref>

The statue was restored and two copies were cast at a workshop in the Turkish city of Eskişehir. One of them will be displayed at a park in Eskişehir. The other was acquired by the 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky,<ref>Göksel Bozkurt, "Davut sculpture goes to Kentucky 21C museum", Hürriyet Daily News, September 19, 2011.</ref> and was transported, lying on its side on a truck trailer, into New York City in March 2011 for a presentation at the Storefront for Art and Architecture before continuing on to its permanent location in Louisville.<ref>James Baron, "David Rolls Into Town, the Streets His Gallery", The New York Times, March 6, 2012.</ref><ref>"Giant Golden 'David' Statue By Serkan Ozkaya Rolls Through The Streets Of NYC (PHOTOS)", Huffington Post, March 6, 2012 (includes photo gallery).</ref><ref>"Louisville residents react to giant, gold David statue", WHAS-TV, May 2, 2012.</ref>

The sculpture is a subject of a 2010 film by Danila Cahen, Friendly Enemies, and of a 2011 book, Rise and Fall and Rise of David (inspired by Michelangelo).[citation needed]


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