Adam and Eve with Apple (Mirror)

Adam and Eve with Apple (Mirror)

View of a bronze mirror by Elbert Weinberg representing a nude man and woman and a gigantic apple. The polished surface of the back of the apple could be used as a mirror. The photograph is inscribed in German “Adamo & Eva / mit Apple [sic]”. In the biblical Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, are tempted by a serpent to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, resulting in their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The exact date of the sculpture is unknown. It may date from the mid-1980s. However, Weinberg was making small figurative sculptures incorporating mirrors as early as the 1960s. The photograph may have been taken in the mid-1980s or in the early 1990s, following the death of the sculptor.