Seedbed (From a Peaceable Kingdom)
Seedbed (From a Peaceable Kingdom) Seedbed (From a Peaceable Kingdom) 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 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 transformation of the artists into active lawn gnomes relates the idea of artists as caretakers of space and the sowing of their ideas and actions that shape our world.

 

 

$250.00