What you put on your walls says a lot about you: diplomas say you're accomplished and work-focused, while singing fish say you're hilarious and unpredictable. And probably handsome! Ha, here it goes again! For something to put on your wall that totally kicks Bass, check out the latest from Peter Gronquist.
Because where else would epic gun-related art be made, Oakland-based PG -- who's been slinging designer gun home decor for years, gold-plating RPGs, UZIs, and AK-47s before slapping Chanel/Gucci/Prada labeling on them -- is expanding his arms cache to include a new series that features mounted wild game with weaponry worked into the antlers, which is how Rudolph tragically became the Dead Nosed Reindeer. The collection is sort of a "futuristic what-if" according to Pete (as in, what if animals evolved to the point that they had huge antler guns and were able to shoot you) and he's already commissioned 15 pieces using wild boar, gazelle, antelope, and deer, and has plans to expand the series to include a goat, moose, and ram, though judging by Steven Jackson's guns, that one seems kind of redundant. Each piece takes 50 plus hours to make and uses lightweight replica airsoft rifles (the retired Croatian War arms he uses for his designer guns were too heavy) and taxidermy'd animals that're usually found at the Alameda flea market or on eBay, and mashes them together using wire armatures and epoxy clay, then sands them and refinishes, also terrible advice for masturbating.
And even though he's laid off the high-end firearms for a while (the LAPD raided one of his recent shows and Louis Vuitton tried to sue him), he's still taking custom orders and says he'll commission any gun you have, including the one Bobby McFerrin will undoubtedly use to murder Billy Bass's makers.
Published: December 16, 2010 at 4:00am EST
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