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Jean Barberis

Title & Date: Vanity Case (2011)
Material: Vintage suitcase, salvaged wood, mirror, lamp, leather
Dimensions: 18" x 16" x 9.5"

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"Vanity Case" by Jean Barberis

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Starting Bid: $150.00

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$150.00 Winning: Morgan Meis

This vanity is more than a cabinet, it’s a world view: the celebration of all things beautiful and the small pleasures in life. Meticulously handcrafted, the enclosure is made from a vintage leather suitcase scavenged in the underbelly of Astoria, Queens, and the innards made of wood salvaged from Flux Factory. This knick-knack stuffer comes loaded with amazing cabinet-like features such as shelves and drawers, plus extra cool stuff like pull switch lights, a magnifying accordion mirror, and all kinds of straps. It will hold your toiletries, apothecary supplies, and dearest secrets.

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Category: Sculpture

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  1. Morgan Meis bid $150.00 on 2012-11-19 15:38:00

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From: Queens

To: NYC

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Description: This vanity is more than a cabinet, it’s a world view: the celebration of all things beautiful and the small pleasures in life. Meticulously handcrafted, the enclosure is made from a vintage leather suitcase scavenged in the underbelly of Astoria, Queens, and the innards made of wood salvaged from Flux Factory. This knick-knack stuffer comes loaded with amazing cabinet-like features such as shelves and drawers, plus extra cool stuff like pull switch lights, a magnifying accordion mirror, and all kinds of straps. It will hold your toiletries, apothecary supplies, and dearest secrets.

Artist Biography: Jean Barberis is a maker, artist, and curator but he rarely distinguishes between the various aspects of his practice. His work almost exclusively revolves around collective initiatives. A native of Provence, Barberis co-founded Flux Factory’s gallery space and arts collective and has served as Artistic Director for 12 years. He engages artists in the curatorial process, fosters collaborations, and encourages the production of ambitious new works. His interests are vast and include urban exploration, shoe making, boat building, and engaging in exchanges and economies outside of the confines of capitalism.