The History of Joe Pineapples

Curious fan HatchetJob emailled Simon a little while ago with an interesting question;


I just wondered if Bisley\’s Joe Pineapples was influenced by Elisabeth Frink\’s Goggle Heads sculptures.

Any Idea?

He raises an interesting point. When you look at the link he sent, you get the image here on the left.

So I sent the question to Simon. And lo, the answer came back :

Never seen this women’s sculptures.

My influence for joe was Jacob Epsteins ‘The Rock Drill’

And he even sent a nice picture for reference (Epstein on the Left, Bisley on the right for comparison:)

Joe Pineapples - Cool Assassin
…so that’s settled that. Thanks to HatchetJob and Biz, and the Tate Gallery for the Frink & Epstein pictures.

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