Kozik Ho Chi Minh – Metallic Purple Bust
Frank Kozik brings you the Vinyl Ho Chi Minh bust in a striking orange (like a groovy orange peel) that makes the sculpt stand out with mass detail on every piece. Goes perfect next to our exclusive Strangekiss edition.
Free shipping doesn’t apply do to size of this item. This item in domestic cases will ship UPS and international USPS.
A Little about Ho Chi Minh:
Hồ Chí Minh – (May 19, 1890 – September 2, 1969) was a Vietnamese revolutionary and statesman, who later became prime minister (1946–1955) and president (1946–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).
Ho led the Viet Minh independence movement from 1941 onward, establishing the communist-governed Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and defeating the French Union in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu. He led the North Vietnamese in the Vietnam War until his death; six years later, the war ended with a North Vietnamese victory, and Vietnamese unification followed. He was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century while the former capital of South Vietnam, Saigon, was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in his honor.
On September 2, 1945, after Emperor Bao Dai’s abdication, Hồ Chí Minh read the Declaration of Independence of Vietnam, under the name of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. With violence between rival Vietnamese factions and French forces spiraling, the British commander, General Sir Douglas Gracey declared martial law. On September 24, the Viet Minh leaders responded with a call for a general strike.
In September 1945, a force of 200,000 Chinese Nationalists arrived in Hanoi. Hồ Chí Minh made arrangement with their general, Lu Han, to dissolve the Communist Party and to hold an election which would yield a coalition government. When Chiang Kai-Shek later traded Chinese influence in Vietnam for French concessions in Shanghai, Hồ Chí Minh had no choice but to sign an agreement with France on March 6, 1946, in which Vietnam would be recognized as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union. The agreement soon broke down. The purpose of the agreement was to drive out the Chinese army from North Vietnam. Fighting broke out with the French soon after the Chinese left. Hồ Chí Minh was almost captured by a group of French soldiers led by Jean-Etienne Valluy at Việt Bắc, but was able to escape.
In February 1950, Hồ met with Stalin and Mao in Moscow after the Soviet Union recognized his government. They all agreed that China would be responsible for backing the Viet Minh. Mao’s emissary to Moscow stated in August that China planned to train 60-70,000 Viet Minh in the near future. China’s support enabled Ho to escalate the fight against France.
In 1954, after the important defeat of French paratroopers at the Battle of Điện Biên Phủ, France was forced to give up its empire in Indochina.
We suggest you learn more about history and why the men that Frank chooses are important to remember to many ways. There is a great WIKI article (excerpts above taken from) and a Time magazine in the top 100.
This amazing piece of art by Frank Kozik is very limited and quite a powerful piece of pop culture art. Sculpt was mastered by Dave Pressler and includes a weapon and a hat.
The bust is three pieces total and stands close to 1.5 feet.
Do to the size of this piece we can’t do free shipping and domestic orders will ship UPS , International customers please choose either Priority International or Express EMS (We recommend Express).