a tale of a few cities

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



20 Greenfield Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960 USA


Stolen Art Goes Public

Posted in appropriation, Art by petercombe on June 14, 2010
“Stolen Pieces” (from Jean Tinguely), 1995-1997; Mixed media object
“Stolen Pieces” (from Joseph Beuys), 1995-1997; Mixed media object

Stolen Pieces” (from Cesar), 1995-1997; Mixed media object


Eva and Franco Mattes have long been making high art of hijinks, from tricking the entire city of Vienna, to unleashing vicious computer viruses. The couple’s latest coup features pieces they pilfered in the 1990s from some of the world’s most prized works of art. Now that the statute of limitations has run out on their potential crimes, the Matteses are revealing the steals.


continued – The Daily Beast

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Roman Ondák, It Will All Turnout Right in the End

Posted in All is not as it seems., architecture, Art, London by petercombe on June 1, 2010

Roman Ondák

It Will All Turnout Right in the End, 2005-06
(installation at Tate Modern)
Mixed media
3.6m x 2.5 m x 15.8 m
© The artist


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Baptiste Debombourg

Posted in Art, Sculpture by petercombe on February 10, 2010


Baptiste Debombourg, (collaboration with Lionel Sabatté), Hells Angels (detail)
Taxidermy, artificial feathers, wood, glass, 2009


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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Tom Howes

Posted in Art, cut & paste by petercombe on February 3, 2010

Tom Howes, The Great Warning, Collage, 7in x 10in

Tom Howes, Macro, Collage, 17in x 17in

Tom Howes, The Look on Your Face, Collage, 6.5in x 9in


Tom Dixon and my Pink Interference

Posted in Art, cut & paste, design, I appropriate by petercombe on February 3, 2010

Tom Dixon, Wingback Chair & Stool, 2008


.Peter CombePink Interference, 32″ x 39″, mixed media, 2009



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