'The Babies' – Palm Springs, California - Atlas Obscura

'The Babies'

Instead of faces, these sculptures have barcodes—statements on societal dehumanization.  


This exhibit is located across the street from the Palm Springs Art Museum in a large courtyard. Easy to overlook, these sculptures of babies appear to crawl through the dirt and along the walls of the sandpit.

These ten, unique sculptures are intended to be a statement on the influence of big tech and data on our lives and the world at large. However, this work of art can also be an eerie sight. Either way, the exhibit certainly invokes a reaction.

This art display is the handiwork of famed sculptor David Černý, who is known for his strange works of art that are often statements on society. “The Babies” is probably one of his most well-known creations. The sculptures are currently on loan from Prague and will be on display until 2022. 

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The exhibit is across the street from the Palm Springs Art Museum; situated right in the middle of the downtown strip and near several restaurants and hotels.

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