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Art Collection No. 2

Dolls' House Accessories
2001 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This miniature art collection was designed and manufactured to accompany the Kaleidoscope Dolls' House, designed by artist Laurie Simmons and architect Peter Wheelwright. Produced in 2001, the set contains pieces of work by artists Sarah Charlesworth, Barbara Kruger, Allan McCollum, Lisa Yuskavage, Alexander Ross, and John Newman.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 12 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Box
  • Packaging
  • Sculpture
  • Dolls' House Accessories
  • Sculpture
  • Dolls' House Accessories
  • Sculpture
  • Dolls' House Accessories
  • Sculpture
  • Dolls' House Accessories
  • Sculpture
  • Dolls' House Accessories
  • Sculpture
  • Dolls' House Accessories
  • Dolls' House Accessories
  • Painting
  • Dolls' House Accessories
  • Painting
  • Dolls' House Accessories
  • Painting
  • Dolls' House Accessories
  • Painting
Materials and techniques
Printed card and paper, moulded plastics
Brief description
Art Collection 2, miniature reproduction artworks for the Kaleidoscope Dolls' House, designed by Laurie Simmons and Peter Wheelwright 2001. Made in China for Bozart Toys Inc.
Physical description
The packaging for 'Art Collection 2' consists of a multicoloured, geometric cardboard box with a cut-away revealing a layer of clear plastic packaging. The miniature artworks can be seen and is displayed with the artists' names next to the works.



Miniature copies of artworks, all made from plastic or printed card:

Red Mask by Sarah Charlesworth, 1983: a framed image of a geisha girl's white face surrounded by a bright red background.

Untitled (I Shop Therefore I am) by Barbara Kruger, 1987: a greyscale image of a hand holding a red sign with white lettering saying, 'I shop therefore I am'. The image is attached to a red plastic frame and has peelable stickers on the back in order to secure it to the wall.

5 Perfect Vehicles by Allan McCollum, 1988-89: five miniature urns, each with six sides. All produced in different colours including red, green, yellow, black and beige.

Blonde Brunette and Redhead by Lisa Yuskavage, 1995: a long, thin, unframed image of three girls, one with red hair, one with blonde hair, and one with dark hair.

Untitled by Alexander Ross, 1999: an unframed image of green blobs with holes in, on a light blue background

Bubbles Burst by John Newman, 1993-94: a miniature plastic sculpture consisting of a blue wavy ring balanced on a grey plinth. The blue ring has a mass of red bubbles emerging from one side of it.
Dimensions
  • Box height: 200mm
  • Box width: 330mm
  • Box depth: 75mm
  • Bubbles burst sculpture height: 195mm
  • 5 perfect vehicles sculptures height: 40mm (each)
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'The Kaleidoscope House, Art Collection No. 2' (Printed on box)
  • 'Bozart, toys by artists TM' (Printed on box)
  • 'Art Collection No. 2 - All pieces in 1:12 scale. / Sarah Charlesworth, "Red Mask" 1983 / Barbara Kruger, "Untitled" (I Shop Therefore I Am), 1987 / Allan McCollum, "5 Perfect Vehicles', 1988/89 / Lisa Yuskavage, "Blonde Brunette and Redhead", 1995 / Alexander Ross, "Untitled", 1999 / John Newman, "Bubbles Burst", 1993-94' (Printed on box)
Object history
Purchased from Ebay for use in the Small Stories exhibition 2014.
Association
Summary
This miniature art collection was designed and manufactured to accompany the Kaleidoscope Dolls' House, designed by artist Laurie Simmons and architect Peter Wheelwright. Produced in 2001, the set contains pieces of work by artists Sarah Charlesworth, Barbara Kruger, Allan McCollum, Lisa Yuskavage, Alexander Ross, and John Newman.
Associated object
B.1:1-2002 (Accessory)
Collection
Accession number
B.370:1 to 12-2013

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Record createdDecember 19, 2013
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