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Angelique Houtkamp at Nelly Duff, London

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Sculpture, Tattoos by Suzanne on June 2nd, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia


Mexican Boy & Like Me You’ll Be by Angelique Houtkamp

Okay, okay.. I’ll take my “skulls are so 2007” statement back. At least for painted ceramic baby skulls.

The precious little crania assembled here are the work of Angelique Houtkamp – better known as a tattoo artist and illustrator possessed by colouful and immaculately styled vintage sideshow ladies.

And since you’ve all seen her work a gazillion times in arty fashion mags and fashionable art mags (… as if there was still a noticeable difference between the two..), I thought I’d introduce you to some of her rarer published sculptural work instead.

Sadly, I don’t think any of these beautiful ceramic baby skulls will actually be on show at Houtkamp’s Folies les femmes exhibition at Nelly Duff in London, but that’s what Wurzeltod™ is here for, after all: To give you an illusion of all the shiny things you can never see – let alone buy. Because you’re all constantly broke. Yep.

N.B.: Apparently this is only a 2-day event; unless the exhibition dates on the website are wrong. Hmmm…


True Love, Smiling on the Outside & Death Before Dishonour by Angelique Houtkamp

Opening reception: Thursday, June 5, 2008, 6 – 8 PM

On show: June 6 – 7, 2008 – according to website

Opening times: Mon – Fri: Appointment only | Sat: 12 PM – 4 PM | Sun: 9 AM – 3 PM

Address: Nelly Duff, 156 Columbia Road, Shoreditch, London E2 7RG, UK | Map | Flyer

Artist’s website (& fashion line)

Gosh.. what a mad busy art week. I swear I’ll stop posting for a while now! o_O

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2 comments to " Angelique Houtkamp at Nelly Duff, London "

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    christie says:

    I love this and everything that I’ve seen here.

    June 6th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

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    Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » “Illuminate” at Corey Helford, Culver City says:

    [...] – a three-person group show featuring the works of Michelle “MIA” Araujo, Angelique Houtkamp & Robert Bellm (a rather arbitrary mix of styles, I must admit) – opened at Corey [...]

    May 17th, 2011 at 9:20 am

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