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Sock Puppet Portrait of Antonio Pasta-Meatbalio, 5"x7" canvas in limited packaging

Sock Puppet Portrait of Antonio Pasta-Meatbalio, 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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Antonio Pasta-Meatbalio of the Old-Timey Moustache Society Brigade, three Gentlemen committed to the pursuit of the greater mustache. Each member of the Brigade sports a distinctive mustache style. Restaurateur, respected local “business-person”, amateur botanist, and wildly gesturing stereotype, Antonio rocks an “Imperial”-style ‘stache. When he asks you if you'd like to "sleep with the fishes", we advise you to decline. That trip does not end at the aquarium.

Originally from the SERIES 2.5 Sock Puppet Portraits


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.