P a u l M. N i c h o l s o n

Objects of Great Value, 2011

Objects of Great Value was the inagural exhibition at Botanic Gallery, in Brooklyn NY.
The Show, presented in a storefront near a local wine shop, used
appropriation and distortion of re-created cultural artifacts to
attend to questions of use, value, and material worth. The work draws
attention to the aesthetic conventions that we use to distinguish the
mundane versus rarified object, art & artifacts, and material versus
immaterial wealth.






Necklace, 2011
spit-wads [napkin, saliva], jewlery bust






iPhone 4, 2011, Cigarette & Lighter
Marble, Lifesize




Untitled, after Louis Vuitton Craftsmanship series, 2010 - 2011
Oil on Linen, 30 x 22", 28 x 26", 22 x 17.5"


Untitled, after Louis Vuitton Craftsmanship series, 2010 - 2011

U.K. Bans Two Vuitton Ads - WSJ May 2010

"Louis Vuitton ads banned after design house misled customers by suggesting its bags were hand-stitched" - Daily Mail, May 2010





Guillotine, 2011 [as installed in Bob and Roberta Smith show at PS1]
Plexiglass, wood, paint, hardware, 28 x 100 x 30 inches




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