7.21.2016

art inspires droid?

Jacob Epstein's Torso in Metal from 'The Rock Drill' (1913-14), Tate Britain

What a surprise to find a Star Wars droid in the Tate Britain! According to our resident Star Wars expert (aged 10), this is approximately a combination of the head of a regular battle droid on top of a super battle droid torso—but created during WWI by a Jewish-American/British artist and definitely not in a galaxy far, far away.


object label & display caption for Jacob Epstein's Torso in Metal from 'The Rock Drill' (1913-14), Tate Britain


(As a side note, the painting behind the droid is by Virginia Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell: Studland Beach, c. 1912.)

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