Stan’s Obligatory Blog



Filed under: — stan @ 5:58 pm

A few weeks ago, I saw a post on Needled about Andrew Krasnow who is an artist who works with human skin. And he was having an exhibit at a gallery right here in Hollywood. Needless to say, this sounded interesting, somewhat disturbing, and certainly something not to be missed.

So today was went over to Hollywood to the ADM Project gallery on Santa Monica Blvd. Appropriately enough, it was right across the street from Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It was a fairly small exhibit, but it was certainly unique.

Because of laws about human body parts, none of the art was for sale. But they were selling a poster of one of his flags, and also a fine-art photo print of “The Hollow Muscle”, which was a heart made out of skin. Also, the art is available for extended display. Sort of like a ‘lease’.

We’ve never seen anything else quite like it. And it was disturbing, in the way that good art should be. So we enjoyed it a lot.

The exhibit runs through December 14.

2 Responses to “Skin”

  1. Michelle Says:

    This absolutely grosses me out, since the skin appears to be detached from the body….

    So how on earth does he get his material???

  2. stan Says:

    I think that was the idea. The ADM website said:

    “Krasnow feels he will have succeeded if the audience experiences the same sense of unease that he does when creating the work.”

    As for how he got the skin, I’d guess people willed their skins to him for this project, but I don’t know the details.

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