LONDON///CHARLIE KRAFFT TAKES STOLEN SPACE BY FORCE…

September 24, 2007  |  art, Cool Shit, London, News, Openings

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"Artists Rifles Uzi"

Lucky Londoners have the rare chance to see an incredible show of new work by one of Supertouch's favorite artists, CHARLES KRAFFT, now on display at East End hotspot STOLEN SPACE. Renowned for his sublime and transgressive work in the delicate medium of porcelain, the Seattle-based artist learned the traditional art of Delftware—a form of blue and white painted pottery originating in the Netherlands in the 16th Century—from a group of modern masters and quickly proceeded to bring his own trademark brand of subversive imagery to the medium with a series he calls “Disasterware." Now his innovative array of machine guns, grenades, and other implements of war, peace, and Pop Culture, serve as astute and insightful icons of fine art in a medium otherwise reserved for tourist trinkets and souvenir fodder. Featuring over thirty original pieces, Krafft's solo exhibition “Artists Rifles Requiem" surveys the scope of his artistic oeuvre, from his acid-tongued ode to Mickey Mouse to his trademark porcelain AK-47s, to his ultimate masterpiece: the controversial “Hitler Teapot." Domestic collectors should take note that many of these works are still available for purchase online at the gallery's web store, while Fogtown residents are advised to hit the tube and catch the show before it closes on October 21st. HAVE A LOOK:

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Mr Krafft admires his handiwork...

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"Peace is Fragile Grenade"

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"French Provincial Tommy Gun"

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"Porcelain War Museum Plaque"

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"Forgiveness Soap and Tray"

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"Oswald Mosley Rabbit (Frank Kozik collaboration)"

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"Artists Rifles Uzi (small)"

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"King Of Kitsch"

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"Spone Funeral Urn"

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"NSK State Plate"

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"Piggy Banksy"

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"Forgiveness Perfume Decanter"

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"Machine Gun Round"

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"Crucified Micky"

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"Biological Warfare Canisters (Ebola)"

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"Tiger Shark Clog"

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"Tiger Shark Clog (detail)"

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"Hitler Teapot"

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"Artists Rifles AK-47"

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"Pin Up Girl"

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"Artists Rifles Intratec"

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"Artists Rifles Spray Can"

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"Union Jack Bulldog"

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"God Bless Our God Berreta"

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