Rob Pruitt, ‘one person's trash is another person's treasure’, 2016, LAND: Los Angeles Nomadic Division
Rob Pruitt, ‘one person's trash is another person's treasure’, 2016, LAND: Los Angeles Nomadic Division
Rob Pruitt, ‘one person's trash is another person's treasure’, 2016, LAND: Los Angeles Nomadic Division
Rob Pruitt, ‘one person's trash is another person's treasure’, 2016, LAND: Los Angeles Nomadic Division
Rob Pruitt, ‘one person's trash is another person's treasure’, 2016, LAND: Los Angeles Nomadic Division
Rob Pruitt, ‘one person's trash is another person's treasure’, 2016, LAND: Los Angeles Nomadic Division

Rob Pruitt has created a very special limited edition of 10 unique sculptures on the occasion of the ninth iteration of the Rob Pruitt Flea Market, a nomadic concept that has taken place across the globe and epitomizes Pruitt’s art practice, one which blurs the lines between commerce and fine art.

Each sculpture is unique (each a different dimension and color scheme) and will be custom made for the purchaser. The text reads “This hand made custom painted pedestal by Rob Pruitt is one
of ten, each unique in color, size and dimension. It is designed to display an object purchased from Rob Pruitt’s L.A. Flea Market, hosted by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) Feb. 13-14, 2016.” As instructed by the artist, the artwork is completed by the participation of the purchaser with the placement of the object from the Flea Market on the custom made pedestal. If the purchaser is unable to attend, Rob Pruitt will pick out an object to be placed on top or you can place any object of your choice on top.

Purchaser will receive an annual membership to LAND’s Nomadic Council, as well as credit on all exhibition materials related to the Flea Market as a Lead Supporter.

The images in this listing represent 3 that have thus far been created, with each of the remaining 7 to be created for the individual purchaser. These give a representation of what the piece will look like, but each will be unique in color and exact dimension.

The premise of the flea market: Pruitt invites artists to participate in a traditional-style flea market, making their wares available for sale to the public. Past examples of flea market offerings include Martha Stewart's grab bags, a slew of coffee mugs emblazoned with portraits of Aida from Alex Katz, Sylvia Miles’ boots she wore in Midnight Cowboy, Haim Steinbach's accouterments for a reptile tank, and a real William Wegman drawing from a New York museum curator for $20. There have also been fortune tellers, Rosy Brown’s homemade lemonade, and in the 2007 edition at Frieze London, Sam Taylor Wood shot portraits of visitors with Pruitt dressed in a panda costume.

Signature: Signed and dated on bottom

Created on the occasion of Rob Pruitt's Flea Market hosted by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)

About Rob Pruitt

Rob Pruitt blends a Pop sensibility with witty critiques of the art world. For his Art Awards (2009 and 2010), one of his more conceptual projects, Pruitt presented awards at the Guggenheim Museum in the manner of the Academy Awards; 101 Art Ideas You Can Do Yourself (2001) was a set of DIY ideas for art making, like "make a leaf out of paper and tape it to a tree" or "sell a collector a key to your house." In 2011, Pruitt made The Andy Monument, a ten-foot-tall silver statue of Andy Warhol presented as a public artwork in New York's Union Square.

American, b. 1964, Washington, D.C., based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

2017
Oslo,
I ♥ Père Lachaise Cemetery

Group Shows

2018
2016
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern

Fair History on Artsy

2013
Massimo De Carlo at Art Basel 2013
2013
Massimo De Carlo at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013
2013
Massimo de Carlo at The Armory Show 2013