Brian Dettmer sifts through stacks of antiquated books, boxes of dusty cassette tapes, and piles of obsolete maps to uncover the perfect source and subject for his conceptual explorations and sculptural dissections. Dettmer alters pre-existing materials by selectively removing and manipulating elements as a way to allow new interpretations and ideas to emerge. With the precision of a surgeon, Dettmer uses scalpels, tweezers, and other medical instruments to carve into the surface of his found objects to reveal hidden meanings.
Skull, sculpture made from altered cassette tape cartridges by Brian Dettmer
Websters New World Dictionary altered by Brian Dettmer
My dad found an old drink ticket from the 80s NYC club Danceteria and scanned it for me. I always loved their logo and flyer designs.
front & back
An amazing archive of Danceteria Flyers
Danceteria blog filled with cool videos and memorabilia
Late Night Reruns - Stephanie Chernikowski - 4/09/82
This is the most beautiful thing I have seen today:
“Firework Drawing #14″ 2005
lit firework residue, collage on paper 41 3/4 in x 29 1/2 in
Brilliant Photoshop collage by my friend Zach
Editorial: Vogue Patterns
Magazine: Vogue Italy Dec 2007
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Like a vast ship, from the years when the earth was still flat and spices were rare, Lee Bul’s gorgeous sculpture comprised of chains and beaded links took my breath away….
Photo by Seze
Detail of Lee Bul’s stunning sculpture now on view. Photo by Seze
Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan exhibit at The Philadelphia Museum of Art
photo by Seze
So beautiful it makes me want to cry…
“My Back Pages” (detail) 2007; vinyl records, wire, phonograph, record covers.
“Lumen” (detail) 2007; aluminum (found beer cans), wire, powdered pigment.