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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 Uncle Monsterface, 5"x7" canvas in limited packaging

Sock Puppet Portrait of Uncle Monsterface, 5"x7" canvas in limited packaging

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ABOUT UNCLE MONSTERFACE

Mascot to and leader of the rock band of the same name, this giant monster has gone missing from his home on Dino-skeleton Island. He went to the deli, but it might be in New Delhi. Or space. He took the submarine. If you see an awesome dancing monster, please alert the authorities (us) at Monsterface Industries. And then dance with him. 

Originally from The Sock Puppet Portraits: Series 1

The homes for the band that shares his name: unclemonsterface.com and unclemonsterface.bandcamp.com/ 
Check out youtube.com/unclemonsterface: videos! 
& Like ‘Uncle Monsterface’ on Facebook !

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.