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    Entries in habba habba (5)

    Tuesday
    Jan252011

    Handiedan 'Donna Juana No. 1' Print Release Details

    Here is the latest release by Dutch artist Handiedan. This is a reworked version of 'Donna Juana' which was featured at the most recent 'Habba Habba' art show at PhoneBooth Gallery. These are called 'Donna Juana No. 1' and they are 21 x 27.5 inch giclees on 308 Hahnemuhle paper with an edition size of 13, comes signed and numbered by the artist for €213 each. These beauties are very similar to the 'Piano No. 2' collage print released by that piece of shit at Art Asylum Boston a while back. These pieces contain lots of collage work, ink doodles and acrylic paint hand embellishments making each piece unique. ABSOLUTE STUNNERS! I hope to hell I can score one of these!!! This will be available at a random time on Monday January 31st. There are some awesome detail shots below.

    Check it out HERE

    Tuesday
    Dec072010

    Handiedan 'Trois 1' Print Release Details

     

    Here is the final print release from artist Handiedan's current art show called 'Habba Habba' at PhoneBoothGallery. This is called 'Trois 1' and is a 16.5 x 20.7 inch giclee on 315GSM Innova paper with an edition size of 75, comes signed and numbered by the artist for $$$. This BEAUTY will be available at a random time on Saturday December 11th.

    Check it out HERE

    Wednesday
    Nov032010

    Handiedan 'Habba Habba' Art Show Details

     

    Phone Booth Gallery is pleased to present it’s third exhibition 'Habba Habba' by Dutch artist Handiedan, an intricate opus of new mixed media work that expands the artist’s exploration of bodies, sensuality and iconography. The exhibition opens with a reception on November 6th from 7-10pm.  The all ages event is located at Phone Booth Gallery’s exhibition space, 2533 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA. After opening night, the work will be available through December 18, 2010 at the exhibition space.

    Handiedan’s collage work, now even more layered and labyrinthine than in the past, feeds on the tainted history of pin-up girl posters, using torn, aged surfaces to subvert sexiness. At first glance, the images have a nostalgic feeling, fueled by their ornate details and seemingly straightforward compositions, but a closer look quickly reveals their brutality.

    Handiedan’s work is neither clear-cut nor gentle. Limbs tangle with each other, eyes, or even whole swaths of figures’ faces, have been scratched out or blurred to the point of obscurity; texts and flourishes from antique ads become almost sinister as environments for these nearly dismembered figures; tattoos and hidden patterns etched into the images add to the density; and gilt frames emphasize an already over stimulating effect.

    Like her equally obsessively predecessors Joseph Cornell and Hans Bellmer, Handiedan acts as a collector of the mundane and eccentric, telling visual stories that are familiar but far from linear. In this exhibition, her interest in Victorian erotica and burlesque meshes with Eastern influences—barely clad girls begin to resemble Hindu goddesses, with multiple limbs and towering headdresses. As divergent icons and eras merge, women become symbols of power as much as desire, yet it’s not clear which, or if either, is better.

    Though her current work tends toward multi-faceted, multi-hued theatricality, it also embraces an element of noir-inspired starkness. For the first time, Handiedan has experimented with black and white imagery, and to haunting effect. In 'Valkyries No. 2' a cool white skull becomes a habitat for two grayish, ghostly bodies and, in “Thats a damn fine coat your wearing No. 2,” two gun-wielding women embrace each other with suaveness worthy of Bogart and Bacall.

    Ultimately, artist Handiedan presents a new history by repurposing an old one. Posters, icons, typography, constructs, and decorations of earlier eras are toggled together in a way that scratches away at the past’s objectification while celebrating its glamour.

    Check it out HERE

    Friday
    Oct292010

    Handiedan 'Habba Habba' SNEAK PEEK

     

    Here is a SNEAK PEEK of a few pieces from Handiedan's upcoming show at Phone Booth Gallery. Rumour has it that the first print will be a release of a 24 x 36 inch screen print of Valkyries with an edition size of 50.

     

    Tuesday
    Oct262010

    Handiedan 'Bollywood Sugar' SNEAK PEEK

     

    Here is a SNEAK PEEK at the upcoming print release called 'Bollywood Sugar' by Dutch artist Handiedan. This will be sold in conjunction with her upcoming art show at Phone Booth Gallery. Rumour has it she will be at this show in person. :)

    Check it out HERE