Bay Area artist Peter Gronquist's solo show of designer weapons called “The Revolution Will Be Fabulous: A Weapons of Mass Designer Show” opened at Gallery 1988 this past May.
The collection of designer weapons includes guns, semi-automatics, chain saws and rocket launchers clad in designer fabrics and adorned with luxury logos by Gucci, Hermes, Prada, D&G, Dior, Coach, Burberry, Fendi, Versace and Louis Vuitton. Also included but not shown are pacman grenades, an LV electric chair and more.
Although as an art form his work is clichéed and 'easy', it certainly is unusual and clearly has its appeal to the public. Prices start at $3,000 for the weapons shown here and several have already been sold.
Peter Gronquist was born in Portland, Oregon in 1979. He attended the School of Visual Arts, then received his bfa from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. Peter currently resides in Oakland California.
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