Made in China by Joe Black

Artist Joe Black produced a portrait using more than 5,500 toy soldiers. The portrait shows a Chinese soldier boy and was taken by photographer Robert Capa. The Portrait by Capa was used on the front cover of LIFE magazine, January 1938 to cover the Sino Japanese War. For his portrait Black glued the toy soldiers to a vertical surface to achieve the pointillistic effect. The toy soldiers are manufactured in China, hence the title “Made in China”.

All images © Joe Black (via)