"Between 1771 and 1783 he worked over a private series of busts—or ‘heads,’ as they came to be known—that exhibit both a stunning realism and a mesmerizing fascination with the expressive possibilities of the human grotesque."
The heads of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, currently on view at the Neue Gallerie in New York.

"Between 1771 and 1783 he worked over a private series of busts—or ‘heads,’ as they came to be known—that exhibit both a stunning realism and a mesmerizing fascination with the expressive possibilities of the human grotesque."

The heads of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, currently on view at the Neue Gallerie in New York.

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    I love this. Click the link at the bottom to see more of these amazing heads. Or check out the pics on the Neue...
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