Case Studyo unveiled the fourth and final artist collaboration with the late-Joyce Pensato today. Having passed away in 2019 at the age of 77, the influential American artist was well-known for a gestural punk aesthetic that often referenced cartoon characters from Disney, The Simpsons and beyond.
As the title reflects, BATMAN MASK features the dark knight’s emblematic veil inspired by a papier-mâché mask kept by Pensato in her studio. Cast in bronze, the work was authorized by Pensato during her lifetime and produced by the Joyce Pensato Foundation posthumously. Like Batman’s tragic backstory, the artwork continues Pensato’s lifelong survey on American pop culture and the darkness that broods under the seemingly wholesome veneer.