Coming next Saturday, James Oliver Gallery presents BREAKDOWN featuring the works of Thomas Paul Raggio and David Meyer. The opening reception starts September 6th at 6 to 10 PM. Can’t wait to see you all there for the opening reception of this awesome show!
723 Chestnut Street 4th Floor
Philadelphia PA, 19106
Come by and celebrate with us for the launch of the new James Oliver Gallery website. www.JamesOliverGallery.co
Saturday August 23rd, 2014, 7 to 11 PM.
Hope to see you there!
Art about extravagance or wasteful hoax?
Photographer Tyler Shields’ newest work involves the documentation of his girlfriend and Clint eastwood’s daughter, francesca eastwood destroying a red crocodile Hermes Birkin bag…with a chainsaw and lighter fluid.
If you dont know about Hermes, Birkin bags are probably the most exclusive product ever, demanding a waiting list and prices up to $100,000!
While the debate on whether or not the bag was real continues, so does the buzz.
The initial reaction from many was anger, and disgust and even a few death threats!
Not only are the photos attractive and sexy, dangerous and already going viral, the concept behind the work makes us chuckle in a good way. Obviously questioning the roles of consumers and prodding at the notion of paying 1hundred grand for a purse, and what makes 1 hundred grand worth it? it’s a bit damien hirst but we like the spirit of it. You must understand artists spend money on their work anyway and it obviously is gaining him international recognition.
if the bag is not real the merit of the photos is EVEN GREATER for causing such a stir and inducing death threats over a ploy. well done tyler sheilds
other work by tyler includes destroying a famed pair of red soled louboutin stilettos and some adorable emma roberts vs barbie doll photos, deborah ann woll, evan peters and more @ TYLER SHIELDS.com
what do you all think? art or waste?
Josh Fairbanks, “Drag Artwork Here” (2011), oil on canvas, 4’x4’