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Prohibition 2020*

Steve Kay's avatar Steve Kay

“Prohibition 2020*” commemorates the 100 year anniversary of Prohibition in the United States. In 1920 Congress enacted the the 18th amendment, informally known as the Volstead act, which prohibited the production, sale, and transport of “intoxicating liquors.” My installation contains 18 liquor pieces of art that were created from alcohol bottles that were broken, recycled, sand blasted and reconstructed to symbolize the destruction of alcohol and consumption in the United States for the next 13 years. The size of the bottles range from 8" to 14" tall and require 4-6 bottles to create one individual piece. Each bottle takes up to four days to complete. 2020 Exhibit --- Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, MI. List of bottles include: Belvedere vodka, Makers Mark whiskey, Jack Daniels whiskey, Suntory whiskey, Jameison whiskey, Bombay Sapphire gin, Tangueray gin, Dewars whiskey, Crown Royal whiskey, El Jimador tequila, 1800 tequila, Tito’s vodka, Dobel tequila, Kettel One vodka, and Patron tequila. All individual pictures of the bottles can also be viewed on my Instagram page. @AAStevekay. And for sale at SteveKayArt.com

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 18 inches
  • Medium: Glass / mixed media
  • Width: 53 inches
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 72 inches