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The Bats, 2014

Wood and ash
32 × 32 × 2 1/2 in
81.3 × 81.3 × 6.4 cm
$5,000 - 7,500
location
Brooklyn, New York
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VICTORI+MO CONTEMPORARY
Brooklyn, New York
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Walking down any city street with a bat in hand is powerful march. This object filled with …

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Walking down any city street with a bat in hand is powerful march. This object filled with nostalgia, for an idea of America, is transformed outside of a baseball field. It is a weapon a purveyor of violence. The baseball bat carries so much weight.

My bats leave the sports arena and the street. They have been turned …

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Series
Each of the works in this series (The Bats 2014, Tomb 2014, Bic 2013) is representative of iconic objects or images. They are extracted from life and shown isolated from the world they inhabit. These works all imply some form of subtle violence. Each piece is also about fame or ideas of worship of a rap or rock or sport or art star. There is a relationship to these seemingly divergent aspects of the work; desire, power and (cliché as it is) death. But what isn’t cliché, what hasn’t been seen or said or thought. Each of these object are know and understood in so many different contexts, they are all so recognizable. Now they are elevated out of, or beyond, their normalcy.
Daniel Petraitis
American, b. 1981
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Sculptor Daniel Petraitis calls each of his own works “an iteration of an object taken from my …

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Sculptor Daniel Petraitis calls each of his own works “an iteration of an object taken from my landscape; a lush urban environment saturated in pop culture.” Among his interests Petraitis lists the division of artistic and non-artistic forms of labor and the question what qualifies as an art object. He often uses …

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VICTORI+MO CONTEMPORARY
Brooklyn, New York
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Walking down any city street with a bat in hand is powerful march. This object filled with …

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Walking down any city street with a bat in hand is powerful march. This object filled with nostalgia, for an idea of America, is transformed outside of a baseball field. It is a weapon a purveyor of violence. The baseball bat carries so much weight.

My bats leave the sports arena and the street. They have been turned …

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Series
Each of the works in this series (The Bats 2014, Tomb 2014, Bic 2013) is representative of iconic objects or images. They are extracted from life and shown isolated from the world they inhabit. These works all imply some form of subtle violence. Each piece is also about fame or ideas of worship of a rap or rock or sport or art star. There is a relationship to these seemingly divergent aspects of the work; desire, power and (cliché as it is) death. But what isn’t cliché, what hasn’t been seen or said or thought. Each of these object are know and understood in so many different contexts, they are all so recognizable. Now they are elevated out of, or beyond, their normalcy.
Daniel Petraitis
American, b. 1981
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Sculptor Daniel Petraitis calls each of his own works “an iteration of an object taken from my …

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Sculptor Daniel Petraitis calls each of his own works “an iteration of an object taken from my landscape; a lush urban environment saturated in pop culture.” Among his interests Petraitis lists the division of artistic and non-artistic forms of labor and the question what qualifies as an art object. He often uses …

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The Bats, 2014

Wood and ash
32 × 32 × 2 1/2 in
81.3 × 81.3 × 6.4 cm
$5,000 - 7,500
location
Brooklyn, New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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