"58. The ultimate Camp statement: it's good because it's awful…Of course, one can't always say that. Only under certain conditions, those which I've tried to sketch in these notes." –Susan Sontag, Notes on "Camp", 1964
objects and imagery produced by joe carpenter, 2019–2022
*experiments/works in-progress*

Real Fake (Balloon Dog) (Right)
ceramic, 10 x 12.5 x 4 in  
5 unique versions (Blue, Violet, Green, Teal, Red)
2019 © Joe Carpenter*
*koons is famous for filing lawsuits regarding balloon animal
shapes as well as being sued for copyright infringement. one of
koons' sculptures—of which production is outsourced—recently
sold for $91M to bob mnuchin, u.s. treasury secretary
steven mnuchin’s father. money in politics. art in politics.
HYPEBEAST: original JK, jeff koons x louis vuitton logo and 
jacket modeled by jay-z  fashion bag ft MJ + bubbles the chimp
and JK vacuum line
references: Jay-Z, 4:44 tour / Virgil Abloh x louis vuitton bags
and koons' MJ/bubbles the chimp sculpture.
vacuums: see Koons: The New)
Blood on the [Cover] the Tracks
3D printed album ft live recording karaoke covers of bob dylan (Nov 29, 2019, madison WI)
joe carpenter x the box: "collaboration" with converse shoes (right)
3D printed Damien Hirst signature / authenticity stamp
in reference to hirst's dot paintings and vans shoes collaboration   
MonoChromatic Tweets, screenshot tweets under an "open source" philosophy
reference: prince's Monochromatic Jokes (left) featuring appropriated jokes under a "fair use" facade

Obey Matriarchy, 3D printed stamp in response to Obey Giant (left), fairey's anonymous and admittedly meaningless sticker bombing turned multimillion dollar consumer enterprise 
3D printed OBEY stamp 
Obey Copyright, Obey Creative Commons, screen printed secondhand appropriated t-shirts 
in reference to fairey's Obey clothing line (left) and theft of others work
2020 © Joe Carpenter j/k 
declined (Bob Dylan's Rescued 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature)
ceramic 6x5x3"
sale price $800,500.00
Barbara, logo  
from Supreme's appropriated logo of Barabara Kruger's anti-capitalist,
anti-authoritarian maxims/designs featuring appropriated advertisements
from the 1950's
. Supreme is famous for its random brand accessories (brick)
Barbara Sticker (DJ Martha)
Matches (protest)
Brick Window (Supreme brick sale)
Rihanna Sports (Barbara top + boots)
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