8 Sep
The wonderful world of contextual objectivism


Steven Harrington owns and operates the Los Angeles based creative think-tank National Forest Design. Influenced by images discovered in Time Life Encyclopedias 1965-1982, thrift stores and Bill Withers, his art might be termed contextual objectivism. He views each piece he creates as a tangible object that is part and parcel of a larger context; the object helps define the context and the context helps define the object. Whatever feel or meaning the observer takes away from the piece belongs to the observer. Nothing is shoved down his or her throat. Discovery is the key. And there’s a lot to discover within the 96 pages of the latest issue of Akritip. As always, each issue is super limited (this time around it’s an edition of 1000) and comes complete with a few goodies: 1 feather bookmark and a Steve Harrington scarf, which was designed specifically for this issue. It can be yours for $40. And if you want to get your copy signed by Steven Harrington bump the price up another $5. Not bad at all.

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