'Archibald Takes Up Photography'
Aberdeen - Scotland
Made from a rare 1939 hardback copy of 'Photography Today', materials include a genuine Bisque miniature dolls head (these are very expensive and getting very hard to find), camera advertisements from 1927, a vintage postcard and an old Ordnance Survey map of Devon and a sepia Devon scene from a 1927 guide book. Ideal for any vintage-minded photography enthusiast. Opened out fully the piece measures 282mm x 223mm (11.1 x 8.8 inches) and can be displayed on a shelf fully or partially opened or left on a coffee table closed and to be discovered!
'Archibald Takes Up Photography' is an altered book assemblage using all original vintage materials. (Sir) Archibald Muncie was a world traveller and inventor of some rather dubious machines! (See 'Word Power') He lived in deepest Devon in the beautiful south West corner of England and here he has just discovered the wonders of photography. We see him peeping out through the book's cover, which, when opened, depicts him him scouting around North Devon looking for beautiful scenes to photograph with his new camera!
'Archibald Takes up Photography'
'The Gentleman of Note'
Solna - Sweden
In 1928 American composer Nacio Herb Brown published a piece of music called 'Rag Doll'. The original sheet music for this number along with a vintage puppet head from the 1920's form the basis for this whimsical, animated assemblage.
Mounted using four 1950's 'egg cup' springs onto a polished Victorian jewellery box lid, even the slightest touch of the gentleman's head will set him bouncing from side to side for quite some time!
The piece has a little secret too. The gentleman's head is mounted on a highly polished circular mirror which is in fact a computer hard drive disc containing hundreds of tracks of music between 1910 and 1945.
The piece measures 295mm high, has a maximum width of 220mm and is 142mm deep.
'The Gentleman of Note''
'Queen of the Waves'
Stockholm - Sweden
'By The Light of the Silvery Moon'
Stockholm - Sweden
'Big Brother is Watching You' - Stockholm - Sweden
'The Meeting of Minds' - St. Albans - UK
'I am a Camera' - New York City - USA
'I am a Camera' #2 - Manchester - UK
'SNAP' - Tonbridge - UK
'Word Power' - Tonbridge - UK
'Three Sixty Degrees' - Sydney - Australia
'Click - The Game of Cat and Mouse' - Norwich - UK
'The Junior Time Traveller' - St. Louis - USA
'The Meditator' - Kansas - USA
'The Saint' - Longfield - UK
'Brush Twice a Day' - Lenexa - USA
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