Friday Photo: Carriage for One


By Stephanie Murg Comment

An untitled 2008 photo by Liz Craft.

A royal wedding is an excellent excuse to trot out the carriages, and while our garage is lacking in 1902 State Landaus, Ascot Landaus, or Semi-State Landaus (full disclosure: we do not have a garage), we can delight in artist Liz Craft‘s solo approach. In her untitled 2008 photo, a fashionably dressed adult takes a break in “Carriage,” an outsized bronze baby buggy that looks plucked from the forest home of giants. Craft created the sculptural work in 2008, and when not in use, the carriage holds an enormous porcelain egg on a bed of raffia. This image of the eggless carriage out for a urban adventure is among the artworks on offer in an online auction to benefit the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), the non-profit public art initiative founded in 2009 by Shamim Momin and Christine Kim, in the run-up to its Thursday bash at Palihouse in West Hollywood. The online auction also includes works by John Baldessari, Barnaby Furnas, Dennis Hopper, Hanna Liden, and Raymond Pettibon. Bidding is open through Wednesday: register here and prepare to get carried away for a good cause.