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Eye-popping modern reliquaries
March 4, 2007 10:21 PM   Subscribe

The Trigger Finger of Santo Guerro, The Skull Fragment of Heilige Krieg, Reliquary for the Extended Family, A Piece of the True Gun and more modern reliquaries by sculptor Al Farrow. [via Eye of the Goof, whose Mr. Bali Hai is also responsible for this previous introduction to the concept]
posted by mediareport (10 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I like his beggars series, too.
posted by mediareport at 10:22 PM on March 4, 2007

This is good post. And the photographs creep on multiple levels. Very cool.

Thanks for the previously. I missed that one, too.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:39 PM on March 4, 2007

Witty work!
Thanks, me-repor(t)...!
(silent "t" a la Colbert, or chunk-style?)
posted by Dizzy at 11:14 PM on March 4, 2007

Very creepy and unsettling. Nice post!
posted by fenriq at 11:26 PM on March 4, 2007

The Reliquary for the Extended Family is like the lovechild of the art from the movie Hardware and a Ministry album cover. Two of my favourite things, actually. I like this a lot. I wonder if I'd ever be able to afford something like this. It sucks that most art is so expensive (not that I think it's not worth it, but it puts it out of reach for many people who would appreciate it).
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 12:29 AM on March 5, 2007

hah. ive been to his studio, he's an aquantance of my grandmothers. small world. interesting guy, and his work looks better in person than it does online.
posted by atom128 at 8:08 AM on March 5, 2007

Thanks for the "via", mediareport. Your courtesy is much appreciated.
posted by MrBaliHai at 9:08 AM on March 5, 2007

I'm a little annoyed by his mangling of Spanish, though. "Santo Guerro", "Santa Guerro", "Santa Guerra", "Santa da Guerra" (although that might be an attempt at Portuguese), we get it already, but it would be "San", not "Santo" in the masculine, and "Guerro" doesn't really mean anything, etc.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 9:26 AM on March 5, 2007

Thanks for the "via", mediareport.

Happy to point to such a great site. (Isn't it funny that we've gotten to the point where it's unusual to see folks use "via" on the front page? And by "funny" I mean "sad.")
posted by mediareport at 6:00 PM on March 5, 2007

Neat stuff.
posted by Telf at 6:30 PM on March 5, 2007

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