Sunday, June 12, 2005

Best Most Important Art Show

Saturday I went to see the "I Pity the Dolls" show at the Orchard Street Art Gallery.

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You see, there's this guy, and he's been collecting Mr. T dolls and now he has over 150 of them and now they're on exhibit there until July.

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The dolls were all made from this pattern book that was published in 1984. It's all explained a lot better here. (I like it when it says on that page: "This is the most important collection of Mr. T. handmade dolls in existence.")

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Also, they were playing this old Mr. T Video that I think I remember seeing at somepoint during my gradeschool education. I think.

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There was other Mr. T-related art on hand as well.

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But really, it was all about the dolls . . .

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Also, they had a bunch of new dolls that had recently been made by a variety of artists. It seemed that many of the artists interpreted the pattern quite liberally.

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Undoubtably the most important collection of homemade Mr. T dolls that I have ever seen.

2 comments:

ian said...

I saw a segment on this one evening. It was on the six o'clock news.

Now, you've gone and made a blog post about it.

Obviously the Universe WANTS/NEEDS me to see this tribute to the mightiest of all T's.

Dan Lemmon said...

Wow, Brig, thanks for posting all the pictures. The concept is great, but the work itself is even better. Glad I got to see it.

Did you get a chance to talk to the owner/exhibiter? There must be a really interesting story behind such an impressive collection.