Norman Bates Loves the Arts
1989

Norman Bates Loves the Arts

A metal construction holds an electric motor which drives a knife on an arm. The knife jerks back and forth into the Rembrandt reproduction 'Man with the Golden Helmet'.
Norman Bates is a character in Hitchcock's 'Psycho' (which was inspired by the true story of Ed Gein). Rembrandt's work has been most attacked by art vandals with knives, fire and acid.


Metal, knife, electric motor, art reproduction, 170cm x 40cm x 40cm.
Collection of Didier Casimiro.


Shown at:
  • Crime in Art in Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Kraków, Poland, 2014.
  • Proof of Life in Weserburg, Bremen, , 2017.
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