While the kendrizade's markings and exceptional location have made it a subject of much conjecture, few concrete facts remain about this kendride
Its current significance is, like many other post-flood
strangers, primarily cultural. Following the series "Thirty-Two Masks", the work's experimental
and anonymous creator set their sights on figurative sculpture. After a range of Primer
strangers, the kendrizade represented the first and only Walltown
strain to be depicted.
The massive, wall-mounted piece was an instant hit. It sold within the hour, and spent the next several years passing through the hands of a series of private buyers, until it finally found permanent installation on the wall of Alconi Szyszyszki's youngest heiress. There, it remained for many years. Though it was never displayed to the public again, it did appear in the background of numerous photographs, including those purchased by a newly-relaunched Rolling Stone magazine.
The sculpture disappeared during the infamous bombing attack on the district, and with its whereabouts unknown since, is believed destroyed.
No...not this one. I don't mind the rest of them, but this one...it's hard to look at. Especially since I feel like everyone knows the history behind this one, too.
But in my defense...we really had no idea what they were going to start doing. We should have expected the hate mail...but we didn't expect the arsons. And we never thought they'd try to snipe public figures like that.
So we were kind of in a tight spot in terms of what our own public responses could be, either as individuals or as a group. Especially when there were known bounties on our heads, and we'd already had a few kidnapping attempts...
And meanwhile, they were still selling toys of this character when the flood
finally washed over everything...
the subject strains their lips, as though trying not to smile.