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Sculpture: gold leaf, Paint, soiled kitty litter, darkroom fixer, toxins on Cardboard, Plastic, Steel, Other.
“Summoning the ghost of Oscar Wilde, Karalla calls out those "who know the price of everything and the value of nothing”. -BRYAN LURIE
Gifts for the Rich, is a Duchampian statement about the 21st century, one that emphasizes the irreparable environmental damage to our natural environment, in exchanged for profit and greed.
Created for those that have everything and willing to abandon the budget, these beautifully crafted gift box sculptures are both exquisite and irresistible. Hand-gilded and filled with by-products of the darkroom, soiled kitty litter, and various surplus toxins, these sculptures are one of life’s luxuries that make sense for that one person on your shopping list who is extremely particular and seems impossible to please.
Prices starting at $25,000 per pound, Gifts for the Rich, are one of the most rarefied and exotic goods guaranteed to make a great impression.
Cynthia Karalla’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Cooper-Hewitt Museum (NYC), Yokohama Museum (Tokyo), New York Public Library (NYC), Koc Holding (Istanbul), Edward R. Downe Jr (NYC), Esra Ekmekci (Istanbul), Edmond Hollander (NY), and the estate of Ali Can Ertug
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection