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09.22.11 Marina Galperina

At first, this chest of fancy Apocalypse “prepper” gear and a skeleton “burried” with Coca-cola, Jack Daniels, Marlboros, Adidas, a Leica, a Fender, a Rolex, a Colt 45 and the Bible seem… ostentatiously cynical about branding fetishism. Yet, since their maker, Jersey-dwelling Dylan Egon, is comfortably employed in design and luxury photography, I’m not sure why he’s […]

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07.27.11 Marina Galperina

Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre master-carves backbones out of branches, fetus skulls out of bedposts and pianos into hunks of hanging meat. He chisels at a flock of wooden hangers until they look like a cluster of bird wing bones. Maybe the axe is less functional as a weapon with its body turned into a delicate […]

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10.15.10 Marina Galperina

When not drawing out the color in revolution and the capitalism in film, Romain artist Istvan Laszlo skins famous figureheads to the bone. See skulls of Andy, Adolf and the gang of skulls with personality. Laszlo is exhibiting now at the Frieze Art Fair 2010 in London. […]

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06.28.10 Marina Galperina

Design Miami / Basel has a few glass-encased curiosities this year. Netherlands-based Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny of Libertiny Studio placed a floating sculpture and 40,000 worker bees together, tricking the bees to build a honeycomb around the figure. They’ve even glazed the buzzing Jesus with honey (mmm, sacrelicious). Swiss designer Rolf Sach‘s dome lights cover still […]

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