Leaning Tower Of iPhone: Russian Sculpture Merges Art, Tech, Product Design

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Looking like some kind of David Cronenberg gene-splice of an iPhone and a Cinnabon unravelled from the inside out, this "Monument to 3G" by Russian art collective Electroboutique (http://www.electroboutique.com/news/19/zoom/?p=1) is, in fact, a tribute to Tatlin's Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatlin%27s_Tower) (a/k/a The Monument to the Third International), an unfinished  tribute to modernity.  Explains Electroboutique:

"Back in the 20's of the last centuries avant-garde artists have invented design as a way to bring art into people's homes. During the 20's century designers were gradually taking artistic ideas and implementing them into product design. Today we see companies claiming their products are art objects themselves; art has to re-define its role in the society again. The Monument to 3G links together the beginning and the current state of nearly a century of art-to-design dialogue and follows the strategy of re-claiming the designers' ideas back into art."

Err…yeah.  Then again, it was Marshall McLuhan who said "Art is anything you can get away with."

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