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Peter Combe Parallels, Maurizio Cattelan: All, Guggenheim Museum, 2011/Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I couldn’t help but see the parallels.

Thanks to @Guggenheim for sending this blogpost into the Twittersphere, and to SFMOMA for featuring it on their blog.

Update Nov 28: Sadly the @Guggenheim Ow.ly link has now now fails since I changed my Blog URL a few days ago not realizing previous incoming links would fail. I did however get a hefty 1,000 very appreciated hits before the change.





Peter Combe, Pb18, Photo LA

Peter Combe, Pb18 Head (detail), Mixed media/punched household paint chips, 33 x 32″, 2010

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Isa Genzken, Mona Isa

Posted in Art, Mixed media, paris, Sculpture by petercombe on December 22, 2010

Kontrast, 2010, Mixed media, 249 x 122 x 62 cm

Holiday, 2010, Mixed media, 243,5 x 65,5 x 55,5 cm

Mona Isa IV (Dürer Selbsportrait), 2010 Mixed media, 172 x 114 x 56 cm

A crucial figure in Post-war contemporary art, Isa Genzken (born 1948), is a Berlin based sculptor whose work re-imagines architecture, assemblage, and installation, giving form to new plastic environments and precarious structures. The artist represented Germany at the 2007 Venice Biennale and has shown her work in leading museums across Europe. She was among a group of prominent international artists featured in the exhibition “Unmonumental,” the survey that inaugurated the New Museum’s SANAA building. On November 13, 2010 her sculpture “Rose II” was installed outside the New Museum, NYC as part of a year long rotating installation.


My Shared Exhibit

l. Andy Warhol, Self Portrait, 1967, Screenprint, Silver-coated paper, 22×21″, r. Peter Combe, 09h16473 Head, 2009, Mixed media, 11×16″
Peter Combe, Pink Interference, 32″ x 39″, mixed media, 2009


December 4 – January 31, 2011

Reception: Saturday, December 4, 6-9pm



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Karen Kilimnik / Contemplating the Void

Posted in Art, Collage, Mixed media, Photography, Photomontage by petercombe on June 11, 2010



Karen Kilimnik, Untitled, 2009, Three postcards with glue and glitter, two parts 10.2 x 15.2 cm each, one part 15.2 x 10.2cm

To celebrate the close of the Guggenheim’s 50th Anniversary year on May 14, 2010, the museum ran a month-long competition corresponding to the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim, inviting participants to reimagine the museum’s iconic rotunda. I love Karen Kilimnik’s submission.


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Eye Box

Posted in Art, I appropriate, Mixed media, paint chip art, Painting by petercombe on April 2, 2010

Peter Combe, Eye Box, ¼” hole-punched Behr paint chips, recycled Alessi watch box, 2010, 4″h x 4″w x 2½”d
Submission, “Out of the Box”, THE  LoDi PROJECT, Raleigh, NC, USA, April 2010


Guerrilla Art @ The Indianapolis Star

Posted in Mixed media, WTF? by petercombe on April 2, 2010


That is not the work of a stoner with too much time on his hands and access to Photoshop. That’s the front page of the Sports section that went out today for the Indianapolis Star.

Imagine picking up today’s edition in the hotel lobby, thumbing through to get to the Sports section and seeing this? Instinctively, you put that one down, get another one … and see it again. The Star either had a sudden burst of ethics or the e-mail inboxes became inundated, because the newspaper sent out workers to swap out the page you see above with a doodle-free version.


Emil Lukas

Posted in Art, Mixed media, Sculpture by petercombe on February 4, 2010

Emil Lukas, Silver Nitrate Constellation, 2007, paint on canvas with glass, 55x77x3″

Emil Lucas, Fixing Fontana, 2006, acrylic on canvas with found objects, 32x24x4″

Emil Lucas, Accumulation of Line, 2006, mixed media, 16x16x12″

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