babies & bambies arti et amicitiae, Nina Folkersma
Amsterdam, 1994. Edition 500 copies numbered. Softcover. Unpaginated, circa 64 pages. 22 x 22 cm. Text in Dutch and English. Used. VG+. Babies, cuddly toys, teddybears and other stuffed animals are slowly edging their way into contemporary art. It almost seems as if they have secretely been concocting a plan to invade the art world. A sly and destructive character appears to lurk behind their sweet and innocent exterior. An unsettling idea. What are their intentions? This small but select catalogue accompanied to the exhibition that intended to particularly focus on the disturbing character of this seemingly charming art. Phil Bloom, James Croak, Mitsy Groenendijk, Lidy Jacobs, Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, Charlemagne Palestine, Paul de Reus, Sandy Skoglund, Lily van der Stokker, Kathy Temin... were some participating artists and Dick Bruna created an cute cover design especially for this catalogue.