Thursday, December 2, 2010

holiday red/shopping bags Carpinteros, Untitled, 2009, Watercolor on paper, 29 3⁄4 x 44 inches, The Collection of Diane and Bruce Halle
Los Carpinteros, Mancha de Bolsas Rojas, 2006, Watercolor on paper, 29 3⁄4 x 44 inches, Collection of William and Anne Palmer, New York

Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez, of the Havana-based collective Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters), create surrealist-inspired sculptures, large-scale installations, and drawings that hover between architecture and furniture, functionality and uselessness. Structurally beautiful and often humorous, Los Carpinteros’s work confronts viewers, forcing them to question the production and meaning of the furnishings—themselves icons of modernist commerce—that populate our lives. 
via: Tang Museum, Skidmore

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