Strung-Up Purple Imp


My friend Stefan Kayat is a truly original man of many talents. With his folk band, Herr Arnes Penningar, he plays eclectic reimaginations of traditional music, and he’s also a draughtsman, a painter and occasionally a sculptor. Stefan’s asked me to put up a pic of a piece he’d like to sell.

This trussed grey/off-white/purple imp could be named Strung Up or Well Hung. (Just how well he’s hung can’t be seen in the photograph.) Says Stefan:

I made him out of papier-mâché, fabric, glue etc. over a skeleton of re-shaped wire-hangers. The eye is glass, the teeth and claws are PVC putty. He’s trussed with string to a stick and guaranteed not to escape. The idea is to hang him from a hook on the ceiling. Length 60 cm, width 60 cm.

The price is SEK 5000 ($720, €540, £365) plus postage. Interested buyers are invited to write to Stefan.

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  1. #1 paddy
    March 1, 2007

    Does he give classes in making these things? Because I would love to take one (and so would my kid)!

  2. #2 Johan Lundstrom
    March 2, 2007

    I can’t wait to hear what Google hits you get for this headline…

  3. #3 Martin R
    March 4, 2007

    Paddy, I believe that if you organised a workshop for Stefan and got hold of participants, then he would be thrilled to teach. Just let the guy pass a hat around afterwards.

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