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Eddi Prabandono: An artistic after-party

  • A. Kurniawan Ulung

    Contributor

Yogyakarta   /   Thu, April 16 2020   /  01:55 am

Signature piece: Eddi Prabandono’s renowned installation After Party #3: Living the High Life has found a home at the Gandaria City shopping mall in South Jakarta. (A.Kurniawan Ulung)Eddi Prabandono’s stellar Vespa-shaped installation at a posh Jakarta mall goes beyond art as it marks a turning point in the artist’s life.Eddi Prabandono’s installation titled After Party #3: Living the High Life, is not just eye candy.

The artwork – a modified blue Vespa that appears to have a very long spiraling seat that curves in a way like a dancing ribbon – was showcased at the 56th Venice Biennale in Italy in 2015. It is now parked at the Gandaria City mall in South Jakarta.

The stellar work marks a turning point in the life of the renowned artist when he put an end to his “mischievousness” in 1992 – recovering from multiple addictions.

Eddi said he could not f...