A grenade where you’d least expect it…
Estuche (Jewelry Case) — Los Carpinteros
At the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montréal this week, one of the standout pieces (for me) was this grenade-shaped chest of drawers (or, conversely, large wooden grenade with drawers?) — done by Cuban art collective Los Carpinteros. Lovely that it’s fully functioning — just as furniture, not as ordnance.
PBS Frontline covered Los Carpinteros back in 2008 in “Cuba: An Art Revolution." The collective, made up of Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez, began working in the 1990s and their paintings and sculptures can be found in museums all over the world.
Here’s a slideshow with a selection of some more of their work.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Coyne DeGhett