Thursday, March 29, 2012

Berkman's Dagger!

Working on a reproduction of the dagger that Alexander Berkman used during his failed assassination attempt on Henry Clay Frick during the Homestead Strike (1892). I admit, it's kind of dopey looking, but the original was crude as well, something of a sharpened file or shank. This reproduction will be gold-leafed when completed (thanks to Thad Kellstadt). It's part of an exhibition I'm working on with Tesar Freeman, opening in downtown Pittsburgh this June. We're focusing on United States history - you can follow our progress on ideas and fabrication here.

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