For a complete reassessment of the traditional “hunting trophy” you need merely pay a visit to Art Basel in Miami. Forget the sad image you have of a stuffed deer’s head poking out off the wall of the mountain cabin of your uncle, who is an occasional hunter (displayed with pride, but with bad taste). Contemporary artists have given the wall trophy a second chance, radically changing its colors, materials, form, and subjects. The results are extravagant, humorous, but above all fashionable. Could this be your next gift for your Uncle Bill?

Basta una visita all’Art Basel di Miami per rivalutare completamente il cosiddetto “Trofeo di caccia”. Dimenticatevi la triste immagine del mezzo busto di cervo imbalsamato, che sbuca dalle pareti della casa in campagna dello zio cacciatore di turno ( esposto sì con fierezza, ma decisamente di cattivo gusto) ; gli artisti contemporanei gli concedono una seconda chance, stravolgendone colori, materiali, forme e soggetti: i risultati sono stravaganti, ironici e, finalmente, alla moda. Prossimo regalo per lo zio Tobia?

Scott Hove, "BLACK METAL EMISSARY"

Scott Hove, “BLACK METAL EMISSARY” 

Scott Hove, "Sweet Carnivore"
Scott Hove, “Sweet Carnivore”

 

Eileen Braziel fine arts
Eileen Braziel fine arts

 

Jan Huling, "Reindeer Dance"
Jan Huling, “Reindeer Dance”

 

Jan Huling, "Beheaded Mermaid"
Jan Huling, “Beheaded Mermaid”

 

Peter Gronquist, "Chital Chandelie"
Peter Gronquist, “Chital Chandelie”

 

Jesse Scaturro
Jesse Scaturro

 

10Marc Swanson, Untitled (Crystal, Ram Sneak)
Marc Swanson, Untitled (Crystal, Ram Sneak)

 

Peter Gronquist
Peter Gronquist

 

 

Mayumitsuzuki, "Fabric Trophy"
Mayumitsuzuki, “Fabric Trophy”

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