a tale of a few cities

New Museum Celebrates Marriage Equality on Facebook

Posted in I♥NY, New Museum, New York City, Peter Combe Design, Photography by petercombe on June 27, 2011

The New Museum celebrates New York’s marriage equality with my mug!! (at left)

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.


New Museum, I <3 NY

Posted in I♥NY, New Museum, New York City, Peter Combe Design by petercombe on December 17, 2010


My collaboration with the New Museum, NYC., I ❤ NY Tote & I ❤ NY Mug are now available online at the New Museum Store. All due to a post I left on their Facebook wall.


Peter Combe, I FRICK’N <3 NEW MUSEUM

Posted in New Museum, New York City, Peter Combe Design by petercombe on December 3, 2010

Peter Combe, I FRICK’N ❤ NEW MUSEUM, 2010

Back in September, I posted a graphic to New Museum’s Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/gZSIVc). After some revisions the tote and mug are now available at www.newmuseumstore.org.

Isa Genzken, Rose II, 2007

Posted in Art, New Museum, Sculpture by petercombe on November 1, 2010

Isa GenzkenRose II, 2007

David Zwirner is pleased to announce that Isa Genzken’s Rose II, 2007 is the second work that will be on view as part of the New Museum’s ongoing Façade Sculpture Program. This is the artist’s first public work in the United States.

New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York City


Museum as Hub: The Bidoun Library Project

All is not as it seems.


Facebook and the Serendipitous Captcha

Posted in captchas, Parallels, serendipity, type, WTF? by petercombe on May 11, 2010

The above captcha screenshot certainly applies to the following;

I’ve been asked to submit all US art related happenings to my immigration lawyer re: my Visa application. I mentioned my writing in a book about Parisian artist Marc-Antoine Léval, the lawyer’s response was ‘That would be valuable for the case, submit it, and I’ll see that the government employee assigned to your case receives it as part of the arts related package’. Posted a Facebook link to my blog moments ago regarding the book and chuckled when I had to enter the captcha.

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My Writing for Marc-Antoine Léval

Posted in Art, guerilla art, Installation, text by petercombe on May 11, 2010

Delighted by the mail delivery today. Paris based artist, Marc-Antoine Léval, “The Immaterial Art Emperor”, asked me to contribute some writing about his work for a book that was being published to coincide with an exhibition of his work in Paris. I wrote the piece in early February and all but forgot about it. Was rather pleased to find a signed copy in my mailbox this afternoon. My written piece is pictured right in top photo.

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Marc-Antoine Léval

Posted in Art by petercombe on March 7, 2010

Opening Thursday, March 18th 6:30 – 10:30 pm

Exhibit  March 18th to April 9th

Lot 10 Gallery, 44, rue Jules Vanzuppe,94200 Ivry-sur-Seine

Marc-Antoine Léval, “Please, François Pinault, Buy my work.”, Silk screened print, (edition, 100), 72 cm x 102 cm.







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Posted in Art by petercombe on October 2, 2009

I love this guy, Marc-Antoine Léval>, and put him right up there with CARTRAIN>, the 17 year old artist from the UK, for sheer artistic wit and self promotional chutzpah.


“The Immaterial Art Emperor” has struck again. After his New York banner plea, “Please, New Museum, Show My Work,” Marc-Antoine Léval has dropped his latest illicit work at the Tate Modern to coincide with the opening of the “Pop Life, Art in a Material World” exhibition. With this new piece, the French artist continues asking for the same thing all of his creative peers hope for themselves: billionaire art collector “François Pinault to buy his work, museums to show his work, and gallerists to sell his work.” Is that too much to ask?


Silkscreen posters commemorating these events are available on his website>

Silkscreen posters “Please, François Pinault, Buy my work.”
70 * 100 cm 
Limited edition. 100 prints.


Silkscreen posters “Please, New Museum, Show my work.”
70 * 100 cm 
Limited edition. 20 prints.


All photos Marc-Antoine Léval>

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