Aloft, 2010

Design And Decorative Arts

Vintage record albums

10.00 x 10.00 x 6.25 in

25.4 x 25.4 x 15.9 cm

Edition of 20

Each work in this edition is unique.

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    About The Work

    For this edition Paul Villinski has collaborated directly with Prospect founder Dan Cameron to create twenty unique works that provide a glimpse of the specifics of identity that attach themselves to the record collection of a person who grew up in the U.S. during the 1960s and 70s. Each work in the edition incorporates three 12-inch albums and singles, nearly all selected by Cameron from his collection and their original packaging. The transformed recordings range from rock stalwarts The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie, to more obscure artists like Meg Christian, The Shadows, Hot Chocolate, Steve Kuhn, and 1980s East Village bands Live Skull and Saqqara Dogs. Each edition consists of three vinyl birds in flight, cut out from the vinyl with the label showing, and a box constructed from the three cardboard jackets. Uniquely self-contained, a single work can be displayed as a 4-part sculpture, or with one or more birds by themselves on the wall. It can also be easily stored away for later use.

    Courtesy of Prospect New Orleans

    About Paul Villinski

    • Saqqara Dogs-World Crunch

      Box Cover: Saqqara Dogs-World Crunch
      Birds: Saqqara Dogs-World Crunch; Martha Ost- Something New, Something Blue; Meredith Monk- Songs from the Hill


      This Mortal Coil- It'll End in Tears 

      Box Cover: This Mortal Coil- It'll End in Tears
      Birds: Lambada- Set the Night on Fire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack); The Crazy Banana Gang- Za Za Za Zabadak; Slam Slam- Move (Dance All Night)


      Jane Siberry - The Walking

      Box Cover: Jane Siberry – The Walking
      Birds: Bleecker and MacDougal [3 of the 4-record set]: The Folk Scene of the 1960s


      Jane Siberry- The Speckless Sky

      Box Cover: Jane Siberry - The Speckless Sky
      Birds: Jane Siberry - The Speckless Sky; Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Hogdes - Hawkins! Eldridge! Hodges! Alive! At the Village Gate!; Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson - From South Africa to South Carolina


      Mahavishnu Orchestra- Apocalypse

      Box Cover: Mahavishnu Orchestra - Apocalypse
      Birds: The Eric Burden Band - Sun Secrets; Cruise Control - No Condom No Sex; Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire


      Al Stewart- The Early Years

      Box Cover: Al Stewart – The Early Years
      Birds: Al Stewart – The Early Years Bleecker and MacDougal: The Folk Scene of the 1960s; Stevie Wonder – Fulfillingness’ First Finale


      Emerson, Lake & Palmer- Emerson, Lake & Palmer 

      Box Cover: Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
      Birds: Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery; Live Skull – Swing Time/Raise the Manifestation; Live Skull – Live Skull


      David Bowie- Starting Point 

      Box Cover: David Bowie – Starting Point
      Birds: Buffalo Springfield – Springfield; Free – Free Live! ; Mahavishnu Orchestra with the London Symphony Orchestra – Apocalypse


    • The quoted dimensions are for the box size. The installation size varies.
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