Saturday, 22 October 2011

Toying with arbitrage in contemporary art

Contemporary artists are increasingly using retro toys and recycled curiosities to make a statement, like Joe Black, whose work is shown here (photographed at Scream Gallery’s stand at the Moniker Art Fair last week).

Similar plastic toy soldiers are used to convey a different message, at fraction of the price (...though admittedly the scale is not the same - and the density of soldiers used is lower) in Love Not War by Dinah Dufton (bottom right), whose work can be seen at London's Affordable Art Fair.

Read more about bargain hunting in the art world in my latest post at The Dabbler.

And see more curious collages from the fair, along with work by street and graffiti artists in ShopCurious's Curious Trends posts today.

Will you?


Profoundly Superficial said...

Love the soldiers!

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

the heart-shape has such a profound symbolism, huh?
Suddenly J Lennon's 'Imagine' is playing in my head now...


Jan said...

Great stuff.
Thanks for these links.