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Robert Longo (b. 1953), Death Star, 1993; 18,000 brass and copper bullets; steel armature, diameter of sphere: 36 inches; steel armature: 98 x 120 inches; Anonymous gift, 2016

Robert Longo (b. 1953), Death Star, 1993; 18,000 brass and copper bullets; steel armature, diameter of sphere: 36 inches; steel armature: 98 x 120 inches; Anonymous gift, 2016

Robert Longo in Newsweek

Monday, June 4, 2018

ROBERT LONGO CREATES ‘DEATH STAR’ FROM 40,000 BULLETS, ANNOUNCED ON GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS DAY

The biggest difference between the new Death Star and the original (now at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York) is the types of bullets used, a reflection of the nation’s shift in preference, from handguns to AK-47s and Bushmasters. “What really killed me,” the artist says, “is how much gunpowder these bullets contain—over twice as much as a .38-caliber. It’s overwhelming.”

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