Unsolicited mail: The State of the Nation (2014)
Sculpture by Lawrence Molloy


  • Sculpture, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 3.15 × 8.27 × 3.54 in
  • Signed on the back

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Lawrence Molloy

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:

Last year I was invited to an exhibition to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of The DIY Art Collective Black Dogs, which I co-founded with five friends while at University. I long running joke of the group was that seemed to end up with artworks whose titles were either puns or a play on words so I really wanted to do something in that vein.

I also get a lot of junk mail and am always at a loss as to what do with all this unsolicited mail; a percentage of which came from the Virgin Group. Partly to see if the art collective I used to belong too (which is now an open collective) would show them, and partly because I thought it would be funny I decided to collect all the junk mail then use it to make decorative sex toys. Luckily at the inception of this project coincided with the European Elections so along with pizza menus featuring superheroes, tech fliers, there were also a number of political fliers and propaganda pamphlets also came through my door. It was this that I used to make The State of the Nation Dildoe.

I feel that I should inform any potential purchaser that this didoe broke whilst being made and whilst now in good condition is however a little bit crooked on the shaft. I want to point this out that this was a manufacturing flaw and in no way reflects on the politicians featured upon it.

The dildo is made of paper mache and active insertion is not advised, it is intended for decorative purposes only.

Materials used:

paper mache

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