Thursday, July 2, 2009

I am really digging this lamp!

I am really digging this lamp!

Why have an ordinary lamp when a limited edition from internationally reknowned video artist Tony Oursler is ready to light up your space?
I had not seeing it in person but, I intent to see it soon.

If you go by Artware Editions  in the West Village, say hello to my friend Jon Tomlison

designed 2009
stainless steel, laser prints on Plexiglas, laser-printed acetate, electrical components
9 x 7 x 7 inches

edition of 50 (individually signed and numbered



Tony Oursler's Lamp focuses on the ideal fantasy world of teenagers today by examining the effects of overloading young people with visual stimuli. Lamp is based on the Chinese lantern concept and consists of an inner acetate cylinder that is printed with images from found footage of online gaming sites and Youtube. As the cylinder is propelled by the heat of the lamp, it rotates and casts these images over the faces of singing New York teenagers printed on the lamps four outer Plexiglas panels. The constant movement of the lamp coupled with the powerful content is a visual manifestation of how a teenager's search for creative stimuli generates an almost constant appetite for more

Lamp is produced in collaboration with More Art and 
manufactured by Mark Figueredo Custom Lighting. Light bulb included.

More Art is a non-profit organization devoted to creating a link between established contemporary artists and the local community. All More Art proceeds from the purchase of this edition will be used to develop and bring 
innovative projects to neighborhoods in order to provide unique opportunities for everyone to enjoy art. To learn more about More Art and their programs, please visit their website:

Contemporary design by artists.

For sales questions or press inquiries:

Artware Editions
327 West 11th Street
(between Greenwich Street and Washington Street)
New York, New York 10014
t: 212 463 7490
f: 212 463 7491 

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