My friend Tsela and I headed to Chicago last weekend to attend SOFA, the Sculpture Objects and Functional Art + Design, held on the Windy City's Navy Pier. It's the kind of place where "real" artists show and sell their works -- and the kind of event that attracts the truly rich. The cheapest thing we saw was a simple metal ring for $495! All in all, it's a fascinating event.
This piece is woven from pages of magazines and comics:
Would anyone ever drink out of these hand-painted coffee cups?
And there were lots of "dolls" -- none of which you would want a young child to play with!