Seedbed (From a Peaceable Kingdom)
DIMENSIONS 5" x 3" x 5.75", base and figurine
Limited edition of 100, 2013
Elliott Arkin's 2013 exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Nice, France) titled A Peaceable Kingdom after the American painting by Edward Hicks, displayed small-scale sculptures of art history icons like Louis Bourgeois, Andy Warhol, Van Gogh, O'Keeffe, and Picasso. Emblematic of his past as cartoonist-in-residence on Artnet.com, Arkin's work takes a satirical spin on art world events and history while tying together larger issues involving nature, the environment and socio-political structures. Here, Seedbed's literal meaning is compounded by the art history reference to Vito Acconci's legendary performance in 1972 at Sonnabend Gallery. Arkin's
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