Artist Rob Pruitt, who opened an exhibition over the weekend at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, is getting into the furniture biz again. He’s created a limited edition (there are only 100!) vinyl-wrapped graffiti folding chair produced with ExhibitionA.com that’s going for $925. The chairs were conceived after Pruitt’s graffitied plywood tabletops in his solo exhibition at Gavin Brown last October, which were tricked out with “tangles of images from comics, cartoons, and advertising…hand-drawn in fluorescent colors and black lines with consummate assurance by Mr. Pruitt’s studio assistants,” New York Times art Critic Roberta Smith wrote last year. Look closely and you’ll spot Mario from Super Mario Brothers, Larry King, and Oscar the Grouch. You can use it as an actual chair, or display it as a sculpture, which we’d recommend. If a $925 chair isn’t in your budget, you can check out Pruitt’s exhibition at the Art Study Center in Greenwich, CT or stay on New York soil and get a ticket to Frieze, which launches tomorrow. Don’t miss yesterday’s New York Times piece on ‘What You Need To See at Frieze New York’, which gives you the ultimate tip sheet from nine people who know.
Eddie Roche is the Deputy Editor of The Daily Front Row/Daily Summer/Daily Hollywood