An ornament and a crime

An ornament and a crime

Lenin tattooed with a delft pattern would make a fabulous companion to one of Warhol's Mao paintings. By Czech artist Maxim Velcovsky.

  • Designer Harry Allen’s Brush Vase in White brings back the raw excitement of a blank canvas that I often felt as a child in art class. Of course, that was before I realized that I’m terrible at painting. Even if you are a Picasso ... Designer Harry Allen’s Brush Vase in White brings back the raw excitement of a blank canvas that I often felt as a child in art class. Of course, that was before I realized that I’m terrible at painting. Even if you are a Picasso of sorts, this vase allows you to put down your brushes and take time to assemble the roses. Your guests will inquire about your eye for design as well as art. Harry Allen’s Reality Series celebrates a tradition of found art by immortalizing objects that typically pass unnoticed. He dips objects like Rollerskates, nuts, bananas, (even his own hand!), in resin to create a mold. The result becomes art that wins the approval of Marcel Duchamp appreciators. The Brush Vase in White as well as the Bestow Vase/Candle Holder recently featured in NY Times Home and Garden, are both part of this curious collection. For more work by Harry Allen, please go here.