Little Triggers (The Manchurian Candidate)
The painting series Little Triggers was based on images taken from the American Cold War film classic The Manchurian Candidate (1962). The film was the first political thriller made in Hollywood, the first to deal with the notion of "brainwashing" and was kept out of circulation in the United States for 25 years for its suspected influence on President Kennedy's assassination. The 9-panel painting entitled Little Triggers, represents an allegory of ideological and racial conflict and literally depicts a fight scene between Frank Sinatra's Major Bennett Marco and Henry Silva's character Chunjin.