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"Another world. Another time. In the Age of Wonder.” Thus starts Jim Henson’s 1982 Fantasy flick The Dark Crystal, immaculate production design from the pre-CGI era. It is Reagan-era politico-social commentary of the first order. It is of especial import today as the conservative era enters its fourth decade, unless otherwise averted.

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Allen Jones made 3 pieces of furniture in 1969. Mr Kier is interested to model for the new ones.
 

 
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Bas van Beek’s work can be characterized as being an act of resistance against radical subjectivism in architecture.

 

 

 
 

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Like a kind of Naomi Klein of design Bas van Beek agitates against the present Dutch designscene. At exhibitions, in magazines appear always the same “big names”. The same “brands” that ask big prices for small designs. Smart marketingmechanisms push up the sales and disguish contentual poverty. With his Ripp off-vases Van Beek criticizes this practice. He copied a number of designvases by buying the originals and casting them . Also he bought vases at a fair which he casted as well. The “covers” cost 95 euros a piece so that - typically Dutch - a leveling effect appears: the designvases became cheaper, the vases from the fair more expensive . Van Beek emphasizes the imitation by carrying them out in black and white and the standard printer colors ( cyanide blue, magenta red and yellow). On top of that he finishes them roughly. In the tradition of Wim T. Schippers’ work for television Van Beek exploited what he calls “ the power of failure”. The copied designers reacted usually as bitten at his action, but despite his criticism the serie also forms a tribute to the “duped”. Trouble in Prozac-paradise.
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