I’ve seen many images of Katharina Fritsch’s Hahn/Cock since it’s arrival to the National Gallery of Art’s newly renovated East Building this year. The opaque electrifying blue rooster is a magnet to the eye. It’s placed on the roof facing the city—keeping a close watch over the governing landscape. Mike Maguire’s image is a decisively composed frame, which depicts a woman in a yellow sweater and a friend gazing upon the monumental azure poultry. Mike’s photograph makes us feel as if we are witnessing the scene being captured and not simply looking at an image of a wonderfully weird bird.
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