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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 Lillith Lollybottom, 5"x7" canvas in limited packaging

Sock Puppet Portrait of Lillith Lollybottom, 5"x7" canvas in limited packaging

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ABOUT LILLITH LOLLYBOTTOM

Often-addled and constantly-inebriated matriarch to the much-mailgned Lollybottom pickle-canning empire, Lillith’s impaired motor functions do little to keep her from passing judgment on everyone. Despite it all, she really does love her family, and spends a lot of talking to ghosts. And yelling. 

Off-screen, Lillith is performed by Anna Lee Shmenkman, legend of stage and screen. Anna Lee has starred in countless features and television shows in the last two decades, most notably long-running soap "Your Ugly Children" and the short-lived but critically-acclaimed comedic spin-off, "Your Ugly Children Are Jerks". Displaying enormous range, Ms. Shmenkman has portrayed everything from the drunken housewife to the boozed-up mom, and became a household face as the lady on the bottle of "Otis Spunkwether's Old Timey Syrup-like Substances and Jams".

Originally from the SERIES 3: Sock Puppet Portraits, characters from "Sock Puppet Manor."

DETAILS

The piece comes as a 5"x7"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. 

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.