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Deadliest Endangered Species

In the insect box a collection of the 24 most deadly dictators. Together they are responsible for more than 100.000.000 deaths: Mao Zedong, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Leopold II, Hideki Tojo, Hirohito, Vladimir Lenin, Pol Pot, Yahya Khan, Chiang Kai-shek, Nicholas II, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Ismail Enver Pasha, Saddam Hussein, Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Ho Chi minh, Kim Il Sung, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Kim Jong-il, Yakubu Gowon, Muammar, Gaddafi, Idi Amin Dada, Nicolae Ceausescu, Slobodan Milosevic. Portraits inspired by Luc Tuymans' De Diagnostische Blik.

Insect box, portraits plotted on skin, insect pins, labels, 20 x 16 x 2" (50 x 40 x 5,5 cm), 2014