The New York Times is at Home with Wild Art

US paper of record features our book in today's Home & Garden section and delights in the wild architecture
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The Nautilus, a work from 2007 by Javier Senosiain
The Nautilus, a work from 2007 by Javier Senosiain

When we began work on David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro’s Wild Art book, we expected their title on lively art outside the gallery system would find a variety of unlikely supporters.

 

Condoleezza Rice by Jason Mecier
Condoleezza Rice by Jason Mecier

Yet we were pleasantly surprised to see the New York Times’ home reporter, Steven Kurutz praising the book in the paper’s Home & Garden section today. Under the headline "What Would They Do with Axl Rose?" Kurutz delights in the food portraits (a bacon rendering of Kevin Bacon; a rice collage depicting Condoleezza Rice), though he reserves his most effusive praise for the book’s buildings pages.

 

Kevin Bacon by Jason Mecier
Kevin Bacon by Jason Mecier

“My favourite section, “Wild ARTchitecture,” spotlights eccentric buildings,” writes Kurutz, “like Ryugyong Hotel, an unfinished, possibly structurally unsound, pyramidal hotel in North Korea, or an upside-down house in Germany, or the Longaberger Basket Company’s headquarters in Newark, Ohio, which is built in the shape of what? A gigantic breadbasket, of course.”

 

Longaberger Basket Company’s headquarters Newark, Ohio
Longaberger Basket Company’s headquarters Newark, Ohio

Thanks for the write-up Steven; we’re really glad you liked it. Read his piece in full here, and buy the book from the people who made it, here.


North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel, an unfinished pyramid that is 305 m (1,000 ft) tall. Empty and incomplete, it is said to be structurally unsound
North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel, an unfinished pyramid that is 305 m (1,000 ft) tall. Empty and incomplete, it is said to be structurally unsound


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