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Sock Puppet Portraits

Marty's Sock Puppet Portraits are photographs of sock puppets Marty creates and then frames in a faux-Victorian or Baroque style, each imbued with a curiously well-conceived personality and back-story that can then be read on the back of the piece and/or monitored on the good old internet. He's been making them in various forms since 2003. Learn more about their process and history here.

 
 

Sock Puppet Portrait of Shigeru Skullkid, 5"x7" canvas in limited packaging

Sock Puppet Portrait of Shigeru Skullkid, 5"x7" canvas in limited packaging

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Learn more about The Sock Puppet Portraits, The Ultimate Gift of Love.

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ABOUT SHIGERU SKULLKID

Deep below Sock Puppet City, a lost metropolis is the ancient home to nine Masked Sock Puppet Gods. Shigeru Skullkid loves to play. All through the night...all through the day. His games grow ever-sharper, the pictures that he paints move faster and farther. It is good to play with Skullkid. It is. Just don't lose yourself in the game, or you might lose your night, you

Originally from the SERIES 5: "MASK" Sock Puppet Portraits, as inspired by Nintendo's "Majora's Mask." 

DETAILS

The Sock Puppet Portrait comes as a 5"x7" fine art canvas, stretched over wood and sealed in its package (as pictured). Each piece is from a numbered, first-run limited series of five, a number which can be revealed by opening your package (and devaluing your artwork?). 

Premiered in 2016, this limited edition style of Sock Puppet Portraits  are sold in custom, hand-made packaging. The packaging has also been designed and produced by Marty, though the packaging style was inspired by the 2014 Series 5 Portraits packaging, which was co-created with Leopold Masterson.

Each portrait and package has been designed and built by Marty in Brooklyn, and is signed, dated, and "ready-to-hang" either in its package or if removed.

If in turn you do decide to open your piece and reveal the number you received, and if (for the current series) you get a NUMBER 3, you automatically win a bonus, MYSTERY Sock Puppet Portrait that is NOT available commercially. CONTACT ME IF YOU DO!

Marty's Sock Puppet Portraits are photographs of sock puppets Marty creates and then frames in a faux-Victorian or Baroque style, each imbued with a curiously well-conceived personality and back-story that can then be read on the back of the piece and/or monitored on the good old internet. He's been making them in various forms since 2003.