Cyprien Gaillard’s massive neon sculpture of Indian overlooks Berlin

Cyprien Gaillard, Neon Indian, Haus der Statistik Alexanderplatz, Berlin Photograph by Krzysztof Zielinski, 2011
Cyprien Gaillard – Neon Indian, 2011, neon tubes, steel construction, 10m, Haus der Statistik, Alexanderplatz, Berlin, photo: Krzysztof Zielinski

About Cyprien Gaillard

Cyprien Gaillard (b. 1980 in Paris) put up the enormous Neon Indian on the Haus der Statistik at the Alexanderplatz in Berlin. The Indian is reminiscent of the logo of the US Baseball team Cleveland Indians. Gaillard often uses this in 1894 created image and refers to the use of Indian names and mascots in the US, despite their extermination. Even though those images seem outmoded, they still continue to exist in mass culture. Although Indians were victims of exclusion, some part of their culture serves as marketing tools for American sports teams and others.

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Cyprien Gaillard, Neon Indian, Haus der Statistik Alexanderplatz, Berlin
Cyprien Gaillard – Neon Indian, 2011, neon tubes, steel construction, 10m, Haus der Statistik, Alexanderplatz, Berlin
Cyprien Gaillard - Neon Indian (In Berlin @Alexanderplatz / Haus der Statistik) - 3
Cyprien Gaillard – Neon Indian, 2011, neon tubes, steel construction, 10m, Haus der Statistik, Alexanderplatz, Berlin
Cyprien Gaillard, Neon Indian, Haus der Statistik Alexanderplatz, Berlin daytime
Cyprien Gaillard – Neon Indian, 2011, neon tubes, steel construction, 10m, Haus der Statistik, Alexanderplatz, Berlin

All images by Cyprien Gaillard unless otherwise noted.

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