The Invisible Man: Gun Rack

World renowned performance artist Liu Bolin, aka The Invisible Man, is back doing what he does best: disappearing into his environment. This time, the artist lends his body to be covered in paint in front of a wall mounted with artillery. The 'Gun Rack' performance took place at Eli Klein Fine Art in New York, where Bolin was assisted by a team of four painters, camouflaging him into the background.

The Invisible Man - Gun Rack

Liu Bolin, a Chinese artist known as ‘The Invisible Man’ (for self-explanatory reasons), performed one of his signature disappearing acts at Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery in New York this week.

For his most recent project, “Gun Rack”, the artist took on a heavier subject – international weapons policies, attempting to shed light on arms control methods across the world.

liu bolin performs ‘gun rack’ at eli klein fine art in new york from designboom on Vimeo.

Check out the process in action above. The background noise of the video can be a little distracting so feel free to watch it on mute.

According to DesignBoom, the motivation behind the public performance was a direct commentary on China’s recently updated weapons policies regarding knifes as well as any blade longer 15cm. Denizens are now required to present proper government identification not only while purchasing a knife, but also to register it.

Liu Bolin’s Invisible Man “Mask” series will be on view until July 21st at Eli Klein’s Gallery in NYC.

Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery
463 West Broadway
New York, NY