Artist Maskull Lasserre Carves Imagined Skeletons into Souvenir Sculptures and Decoys

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Decoy Study (Duck), 2014. 15 x 5 x 6 inches.

For his latest body of work, artist Maskull Lasserre acquired a number of souvenir sculptures, the kind found in antique stores or craft fairs that have been mass-produced by anonymous artists, which he then used as a foundation for his own artwork. In a process he refers to as “re-carving,” Lasserre removed details from the artist’s original work to reveal intricate skeletal structures, a process we’ve marveled at numerous times over the last few years here on Colossal. If you happen to be in New York, the pieces are on view for two more days at Junior Projects as part of the Regular JOhn show curated by Jim Lee. You can see many more photos of each piece over in Lasserre’s portfolio. (via Design Milk)

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Decoy Study (Duck), 2014. 15 x 5 x 6 inches.

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Decoy Study (Duck), 2014. 15 x 5 x 6 inches.

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Souvenir Skeleton, 2014. (re-)carved African drummer figure. 10 x 5 x 26 inches.

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Souvenir Skeleton, 2014. (re-)carved African drummer figure. 10 x 5 x 26 inches.

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Souvenir Skeleton, 2014. (re-)carved African drummer figure. 10 x 5 x 26 inches.

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Souvenir Skeleton, 2014. (re-)carved African drummer figure. 10 x 5 x 26 inches.

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Shaman Anatomy, 2014. (re-)carved South American shaman bust. 5 x 5 x 20 inches.

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Shaman Anatomy, 2014. (re-)carved South American shaman bust. 5 x 5 x 20 inches.

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Shaman Anatomy, 2014. (re-)carved South American shaman bust. 5 x 5 x 20 inches.

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