Nick Cave, American, b. 1959 Speak Louder, 2011 Mixed media including black mother-of-pearl buttons, embroidery floss, upholstery, metal armature, and mannequins Installed: 93 1/2 × 199 × 123 in. (237.5 × 505.5 × 312.4 cm) Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Purchased jointly by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago with funds provided by the Zell Family Foundation and by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2018.1
Images of Nick Cave, Speak Louder
Short A conical sculpture with three round humps at the widest end lies on its side. The middle of the object is brown and smooth, and both ends are covered with tiny spherical beads: black on the narrow end and red, white, and black on the wide end.