Angela Bassett's Waxen Likeness Has Gone Viral
- Wax figures
The viral response to Angela Bassett's quite good new Madame Tussauds waxen likeness (along with Jennifer Hudson and Tiffany Haddish's okay ones) has injected new life into the practice of wax modelling sculpture, a medium used by the Ancient Egyptians in funeral rites. In the age of Artificial Intelligence this charming material combines ephemerality (could melt) with temporary, wrong-feeling motionlessness.
- Meaningful fist clench
- Passive aggression
- Ankle boots